PHILADELPHIA — Police say an officer shot seven times near Philadelphia earlier this summer has been cleared to return to duty.

Christopher Dorman was shot in the face, leg and groin in Folcroft while responding to a report of a possible drug deal in June.

The Folcroft Police Department tweeted on Tuesday that he has been cleared to return to full police duty. His first shift is scheduled for Friday night.

Dorman and another officer received Commendations for Valor last month for acting courageously without regard for their own safety while battling with an armed adversary.

Donte Island faces charges including attempted murder and aggravated assault in the shooting. He remains jailed. A hearing in his case is planned later this month.

No attorney information was available for Island.

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