NYPD detective from Malverne recounts being shot in head, throat

A Malverne man who was left paralyzed after being shot three times, including in the head and throat, 25 years ago says it's nothing short

MALVERNE - A Malverne man who was left paralyzed after being shot three times, including in the head and throat, 25 years ago says it's nothing short of a miracle that he's still alive today.

NYPD detective Steven McDonald was on duty in Central Park when he encountered an armed 15-year-old bike thief, who opened fire on him. He says after many struggles, he's found love and forgiveness for the boy who shot him.

McDonald has spent the past two decades traveling the country and talking about the importance of faith and forgiveness. He's also been a staunch advocate for gun control.

To watch an extended interview with McDonald, tune to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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