During a news conference, Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo said Detective Ray Cervantes was able to follow the doctor's instructions.
The good news comes days after Ray's wife asked Houstonians to pray for her husband.
Det. Ray was in intensive care and on a ventilator for more than a week, according to Chief Acevedo.
Cervantes, with HPD for 27 years, most recently worked on the Homicide Cold Case Squad.
So happy to report after 3 weeks @houstonpolice Homicide Detective Ramon “Ray” Cervantes opened his eyes today and was able to follow stimuli and doctor’s instructions.— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) April 19, 2020
We are so hopeful. Thank you all for your prayers and the ones yet to come. #RelationalPolicing pic.twitter.com/eRDI5v2TyM