Wounded Fresno County Sheriff’s correctional officers Toamalama Scanlan and Juanita Davila have both shown “vast improvements in their health,” sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti said Monday afternoon.
Davila and Scanlan were unarmed and working in the lobby of the downtown Fresno jail Sept. 3 when they were shot as they tried to escort Thong Vang out of the lobby. Vang, 37, is facing attempted murder charges. Davila was struck in the face by a bullet. Scanlan was struck in the head.
Davila is now up and walking around, going through physical therapy.
Scanlan is displaying facial expressions, emotions and has increased movement of his extremities.
A barbecue fundraiser hosted by the Fresno Sheriff’s Correction Sergeants Association is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot at Fresno and L streets in downtown Fresno.