Updated:DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. —
Two-year-old Evan Harrison's health is about 80 percent following three surgeries to repair damage caused by a gunshot wound, doctors said.
"Me and my wife would like to thank
God for bringing us through this," said Evan's father, Jermaine Harrison. "We would like to thank family friends and the community for the outpouring of prayers of support."
Channel 2's Ryan Young learned the child needs to continue muscle strength and coordination therapy.
"It's just a wonderful family," said DeKalb County Police Department Chief Cedric Alexander. "And we love what we see here in the recovery of a
2-year-old who's going on and do some wonderful things."
Police said Evan Harrison sustained the wound when his father stopped 21-year-old Chazrel Burton from trying to rob someone outside a Kroger
grocery store in DeKalb County.
Burton tried to shoot Jermaine Harrison, but instead hit his car, wounding Evan Harrison, police said.
Burton will appear in court at the end of this month. He is charged with three counts of aggravated assault one count of criminal damage.