By Erin Hassanzadeh

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The man accused of shooting a Waseca police officer was in court for the first time Tuesday.

Tyler Janovsky was taken to the courtroom on a stretcher, accused of shooting officer Arik Matson on Jan. 6. Matson was responding to a call of a suspicious person in a Waseca neighborhood.

Janovsky was was also shot in the incident, and is not able to walk. He faces multiple criminal charges, including first-degree attempted murder.

A judge set bail on Tuesday for $3 million, with 22 law enforcement officers filling the courtroom Tuesday afternoon.

Matson was shot in the head, and is now out of intensive care. He spent the weekend in an acute care facility. He was also undergoing both speech and physical therapy.

In an update to his CaringBridge page, it was reported that Matson was able to verbally wish his wife a happy anniversary Tuesday. He was able to feed himself Tuesday morning for the first time since the shooting.

A benefit to support Officer Matson will take place next month at the Waseca VFW.

Erin Hassanzadeh

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