Shot San Diego County officer talking, sitting up

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Posted: Aug 23, 2011 7:03 PM
Shot San Diego County officer talking, sitting up

Two days after being shot in the head, a police officer is sitting, talking and recalling details about a gunman shooting him after the suspect went on a rampage _ killing a baby girl believed to be his daughter, his mother-in-law and torching his home.

Lt. Mark Coit says 28-year-old Officer Jarred Slocum remembers being shot by Kevin Collier as he approached his home Sunday after a hysterical call reported Collier had ignited a home.

Police believe a 1-year-old girl found shot in the head in Collier's truck was his daughter. Two other adult bodies found inside the home are believed to be 32-year-old Collier and his 51-year-old mother-in-law.

Coit says Slocum may leave intensive care Tuesday.

Collier's wife escaped uninjured. She had recently filed for divorce.