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Updated Jul 2, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Sheriff's posse member to leave hospital after 7 months

(Sandra Haros/KTAR Photo)

PHOENIX -- A Maricopa County Sheriff's Office volunteer posse member who was shot on New Year's Eve while trying to help a Phoenix police officer finally is getting out of the hospital.

Sheriff's officials said 63-year-old Philip Grigg is scheduled to leave Scottsdale Osborne Hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

Grigg was shot Dec. 31 when he came to the aid of Phoenix Officer Scott Sefranka, who had been pursuing two robbery suspects.

The suspects had reportedly made off with $18,000 but crashed their getaway car when Sefranka began the chase.

A fight ensued when Sefranka approached the suspects and one of them was able to grab the officer's gun and shot both Grigg and Sefranka.

Grigg was placed in a medically induced coma for several days in February.

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