NYPD Officer Saved by Vest; Suspect Kills Self

NYPD Officer Saved by Vest; Suspect Kills Self

NYPD Officer Saved by Vest; Suspect Kills Self

The officer was shot just before 5 p.m. Thursday close to the crossing point of Chestnut and Fulton avenues in Cypress Hills, as per police. When they entered, the suspect opened fire, striking one cop in the right arm; two other shots hit his bulletproof vest. He said the officer's vest prevented a bullet from hitting his chest. The officer did not return fire.

The gunman barricaded himself in and held police at bay for hours, standing outside with their guns drawn.

But when police made entry into the home they found the suspect dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, O'Neill said, adding that a revolver, semi-automatic handgun and ammo were found at his side.

Eric Phillips, spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio, said the mayor was on his way to Jamaica Hospital Center. It began when a woman called 911 telling the dispatcher her son was acting erratically but he was not violent, was not armed and she needed help.

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Officers arrived at the home, where they talked with the mother of the suspected gunman, police said.

Police officers and emergency medical technicians soon headed to the suspect's apartment after the call. "Thank God our officer is going to come through okay in this case", Mayor Bil lde Blasio told reporters Thursday.

O'Neill said the officer is 30 years old and has been on the force for just over two years. "Our officer is going to come through it, he's a courageous young man, he's going to come through it".

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