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Howard County officer Steve Houk released hospital

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The Howard County officer who was shot and wounded last week has been released from the hospital.

The county announced Sunday night that Steve Houk was discharged from the hospital.

He was shot on Wednesday on Route 1 in Laurel by Stephon Prather, 29, police say.

Prather was taken into custody a day after the shooting. He is now facing attempted murder charges, among others.

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