Police officer wounded in New York City responding to call

Kristopher Drake
August 12, 2017

Police in New York City are searching for a man who they say robbed a towing company last week.

The police commissioner was joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio and other officials as he held up the officer's vest. Police Commissioner James O'Neill said the officer has been on the force for just over two years.

A video feed from a television news helicopter showed armed police officers with their guns drawn taking cover, first behind an ambulance and then behind an armored vehicle outside a home.

When officers entered the building, they found the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, and recovered a semiautomatic weapon and a revolver, along with ammunition.

"This vest definitely saved his life", O'Neill said.

The 29-year-old suspect's mother had called 911, reporting that her son was emotionally disturbed. "Thank God our officer is going to come through OK in this case".

The suspect involved in the shooting is believed to have barricaded themselves inside after shooting the female police officer four times in the chest and once in the arm, according to PIX 11.

At a press conference later in the evening, the mayor said Nguyen is from the 75th Precinct, has more than two years of experience on the job and was in good spirits during the visit.

De Blasio said the wounded cop had a "great attitude" as he lay in his hospital bed and even made light of his situation. He's a fearless young man.

The officer was transported to Jamaica Hospital.

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