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An NYPD officer was saved by his protective vest on Wednesday morning after he was shot during a “violent” altercation with a naked man, who was later shot dead by police, officials said.
To eight armed officers from the 32nd Precinct responded at about 1:51 a.m. to a residential building in Harlem, new york, where the 29-year-old man who was reported to be “sexually harassed” a woman banging on the door and the glass to break inside the building, Police chief James O’neill said at a news conference.
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Once inside, the officers began to search the second floor, which is where an officer, who has yet to be determined, is in the man, who was naked and armed with a 9-millimeter semi-automatic pistol.
O’neill, who said the two got into a violent fight. The officer called for assistance and several other officers began firing at the suspect.
At some point, the officer was shot in the chest but the bullet did not penetrate his protective vest, O’neill said. The suspect struck several times and later pronounced dead at Harlem Hospital.
Authorities would not say if the officer was struck by a suspect or friendly fire. He had also suffered several injuries to his face after being beaten up during the altercation.
New York city mayor Bill de Blasio says the officer, who is engaged to his “strength and courage.”
“He was shocked, but he’ll be OK,” de Blasio said.
O’neill said the officer is a member of the force in 2012. He sustained a non-life-threatening injuries and is recovering in a saint. Luke’s hospital.
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“Today, we are reminded that there will be no call is ever routine,” he continued.
Police did not identify the suspect but said he had a history of domestic dispute calls on him.