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June 25, 2016

Audio of wounded Delco officer: 'I'm shot in the face!'

Cop expected to make full recovery; suspect faces charges

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Folcroft cop shot Street View/Google Maps

This screen capture shows the area near Primos and Elmwood avenues in Folcroft, Delaware County. A Folcroft police officer was shot near by on Friday, June 24, 2016.

A Delaware County police officer is expected to recover after being shot seven times, and newly released audio of police radio captures a tense aftermath of the attack.

Folcroft Borough officer Christopher Dorman, 25, was shot four times in the vest, once in the face, once in the leg and once in the groin during a drug bust near Primos and Elmwood streets Friday morning.

The gunman, identified as Dante Brooks Island, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault and related charges, 6ABC reported.

Island, 33, was recently released from jail for drug and gun offenses and is awaiting arraignment, according to the news station.

In audio of the encounter, obtained by The Philadelphia Inquirer, Dorman can be heard shouting "I'm shot in the face" multiple times, then again repeating "I'm shot" several times. The audio, via the Inquirer, can be heard below.

The Folcroft Borough Police Department said on Twitter Friday that Dorman is expected to make a full recovery. The department also thanked the community, as well as Gov. Tom Wolf, for their support.

According to NBC10, Dorman was up walking around and talking Friday night.