DeSoto County K-9 deputy released from hospital

DESOTO COUNTY, MS (WMC) - A DeSoto County deputy shot in the line of duty was released from the hospital Tuesday.

K-9 deputy Lee Hutchens was released from Regional Medical Center after being shot in the chest.

Brandon "Lee" Hutchens was one of two DeSoto County deputies injured in a shootout with suspect Kevin Darnell Washington in January.

Sergeant Hunter Garrett was also injured. He returned to work Monday.

Copyright 2017 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.