A city police officer's bulletproof vest saved his life when he was shot while responding to a mother's report about her emotionally disturbed son in Brooklyn on Thursday night.
The woman said her son might flee out the back of the home, so one police officer went to the back of the building, while Nguyen and EMS personnel entered a rear bedroom room.
The officer, identified by the Daily News as Hart Nguyen, 30, was hit twice in his bullet proof vest and once in the arm.
A summer afternoon in Brooklyn was disrupted by gunfire when a man shot and injured an officer, sparking an hours-long standoff that ended when the man turned the gun on himself, police say. The mayor and police commissioner showed off the vest during a news conference and credited it with saving the officer's life.
Officers arrived at the home, where they talked with the mother of the suspected gunman, police said.
The police commissioner said the officer's partner was also shaken up.
De Blasio said the wounded cop had a "great attitude" as he lay in his hospital bed and even made light of his situation. Police cars lined several streets in the neighborhood as helicopters circled overhead. "Our officer is going to come through it, he's a courageous young man, he's going to come through it". He tweeted about the standoff from Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.
"Small-caliber round, so you're not going to be able to see where the impact was, but I did see the blunt force injury trauma on the officer's chest", O'Neill said.