Waseca official Arik Matson, 32, is still in critical condition at the hospital, but answered questions by shaking a finger or giving a thumbs-up, Hope Church pastor Kaleb Hurley said in a video update.
"Make no mistake … Arik still has a long way to go," said Hurley. "It is a miracle He is alive."
"We want to keep asking God that God will preserve his life," added the pastor, "that Arik will be able to live a life full of relationships with his wife, children and community."
The husband and father of two girls were seriously injured January 6 when he and three police officers answered a call about a suspicious person strolling through backyards in the city 70 kilometers south of Minneapolis, KSFY said.
Tyler Janovsky of Minnesota has been charged with three counts of attempted murder of a peacekeeping officer and firearm possession by an ineligible person on Wednesday after he shot Matson in the head.
Hurley also created a GoFundMe Page help Matson's wife and two children with medical expenses and basic needs. The page raised more than $ 170,000 on Thursday, with a target of $ 250,000.
Matson, who is still facing a long road to recovery, has been a police officer since 2013. He has also served as a SWAT team member, city councilor and volunteer firefighter, according for CBS 4 in Minneapolis.