FOLCROFT, Pa. (WTXF) - There’s a big show of support for the Folcroft police officer shot seven times while on a routine call on Friday – but is expected to make a full recovery.
FOX 29 News was among the crowd outside Folcroft Borough Hall on Saturday night.
Hundreds chanted their support for hometown hero Christopher Dorman at the rally and celebration of life.
Police say the 25-year-old officer had responded to an apartment building when a drug dealer opened fire.
Dorman was hit 7 times in his face, chest, leg and groin.
He’s set to be released from the hospital in a few days.
Because he's a part-time officer he doesn't have benefits, there is a fund to help pay for his recovery. It has already reached $17,000. Click here for a direct link to his GoFundMe page if you’re able to help.
The shooting suspect, 33-year-old Donte Island, is charged with two counts of attempted murder and aggravated assault.
Incidentally, during country singer Kenny Chesney’s Saturday night concert, Chesney mistakenly said Officer Dorman had died.
Dorman had expected to attend the concert.
Chesney apologized for the error.