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U of A shooting victim wakes from coma

Armoured vehicle guard can understand family, wife says

The armoured car guard who was critically injured in the shooting at the University of Alberta earlier this month has woken from an induced coma, the Edmonton Journal reports. He has been moved from intensive care into a monitoring ward, where he is undergoing physical therapy to regain motor skills, his wife, Jennifer, told the Journal.

“He recognizes his family and was overwhelmed with joy to see our two-year-old son for the first time last night since the incident,” she said in a statement released Monday.

Cpl. Matthew Schuman, was shot in the head on June 15 when he and his colleagues with the G4S armoured car service were making a cash delivery to an on-campus bank machine. After undergoing surgery, he was put into a medically induced coma.

Michelle Shegelski, 26, Brian Ilesic, 35, and Eddie Rejano, 39, were shot and killed during the robbery. Travis Baumgartner, also an armoured car guard, was arrested at the Canada-U.S. border two days later. He is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, attempted murder and robbery with a firearm, the Journal reports.

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