Crime NYPD officer's bulletproof vest saves his life

23:06  11 august  2017
23:06  11 august  2017 Source:   USA TODAY

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (left) and Police Commissioner James O'Neill (right) display the bulletproof vest that saved Officer Hart Nguyen's life. © NYD Mayor's Office New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (left) and Police Commissioner James O'Neill (right) display the bulletproof vest that saved Officer Hart Nguyen's life.

NEW YORK — 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.

Officer Hart Nguyen, 30, was listed in alert and stable condition at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center after the confrontation in Brooklyn's Cypress Hills neighborhood.

"His vest definitely saved his life," tweeted New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill, who displayed the damaged protective equipment during a Thursday night news conference with city Mayor Bill de Blasio and police officials.

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"Tonight we saw another example of our NYPD officers going into any situation, never knowing how it might turn on a moment's notice," de Blasio tweeted.

The disturbed man died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

The incident began around 4:35 p.m. EDT when a woman called 911 for help with her 29-year-old emotionally disturbed son, who she said was not violent or armed.

Officers from the city's 75th precinct responded to the woman's Ridgewood Avenue home. She let Nguyen and another officer inside, along with city Fire Department Emergency Medical Services personnel.

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.

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As Nguyen approached the room, the man inside fired, striking the officer once in the arm and twice in his bulletproof vest, police said. Nguyen did not return fire and managed to get away from the bedroom and leave the building.

Fire officials treated Nguyen, who joined the NYPD in 2015. He was then transported to the hospital.

The disturbed man remained inside the rear bedroom after the shooting, police said. After a more than hourlong standoff, officers entered the bedroom and found the man dead with two weapons nearby, police said.

The New York Daily News and other local media identified the man as Andy Sookdeo. Relatives told the outlets that Sookdeo lived with his parents and hadn't shown any signs of violence. 

After the shooting, the NYPD tweeted: "Join us in taking a moment to send our @NYPD75Pct officer our prayers for a fast and full recovery." 

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