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Officer shot in face is recovering from initial surgery

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Police say a narcotics detective who was shot in the face during a drug raid at an Ohio home can't speak as he recovers from surgery but is communicating using a whiteboard.

Toledo police say Detective Jason Picking was hurt when SWAT officers knocked and tried to enter a home last week and a man repeatedly shot through a door. One bullet shattered Picking's jaw.

A police spokesman tells The Blade newspaper that the 36-year-old Picking was treated at a hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and likely faces more surgeries.

The suspect, 38-year-old Jamaine Hill, is jailed on $3 million bond.

Hill's relatives say he thought someone was breaking into the home and he regrets what happened.

Police say SWAT team members identified themselves when they knocked on the door.

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