NYPD officer's bulletproof vest saves his life in Brooklyn shooting

Police say they have linked this man to at least five robberies of women in Brooklyn in July

Police said officers were responding to a report of an emotionally disturbed person when a man opened fire.

As Nguyen approached the room, the man inside fired, striking the officer once in the arm and twice in his bulletproof vest, police said.

"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 30-year-old victim, a 75th Precinct officer on the job for two years, was rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was "alert" and in stable condition Thursday night, officials said. "This young man was definitely saved by his vest, it made all of the difference here", Mayor de Blasio said.

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O'Neill said the gunman's mother first called 911. The mayor and police commissioner showed off the vest during a news conference and credited it with saving the officer's life.

Police then deployed a high-tech robot with a camera to enter the bedroom where Sookdeo was holed up where he was seen lying on the floor, sources said.

"It's a small-caliber round, so you're not going to be able to see where the impact was, but I did see the blunt force trauma injuries on the officer's chest", O'Neill said, according to New York Daily News. "Our officer is going to come through it, he's a courageous young man, he's going to come through it". Police say a man walked into Mike's Heavy Duty Towing and forced a female employee on the ground as he simulated a gun.

"He had a great attitude".

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