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12 August, 2017, 00:31 | Author: Irene Delgado
  • NYPD officer shot in Brooklyn: Police

Nguyen was also wounded in the right arm during the 4:35 p.m. shooting at 149 Ridgewood Ave. near Essex Street where the cop and his partner were responding to a 911 call of an emotionally disturbed person.

The officer was hit in his impenetrable vest; the shot ricocheted off the vest and hit him in the arm, police said.

The police commissioner was joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio and other officials as he held up the officer's vest. Holding up the vest, NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill said Thursday, "I did see the blunt-force trauma injuries on the officer's chest, so this vest definitely saved his life".

He and different officers had been reacting to a report of a sincerely bothered individual when a man opened fire, police said. When police finally gained access, they found the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He is armed with a long rifle, the law enforcement source said. "Immediately after the shooting, the 29-year-old subject remained in the rear bedroom".

In addition to the weapons, the shooter had a good amount of pills and had recently gotten a new BMW, which has raised questions about how he funded the auto and what he was doing with the medication, police said.

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Nguyen has been with the department for two years.

"He had a great attitude".

Two guns and ammunition were recovered in the apartment.

"What could have been just another day, just another call turned into something much worse, and thank God our officer's going to come through it", de Blasio said. He's a fearless young man. He tweeted about the standoff from Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

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