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NYPD cop shot by deranged gunman is 'in good spirits'

NYPD cop shot by deranged gunman is 'in good spirits'

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.

The wounded officer has been named as Hart Nguyen, a 30-year-old father of two who joined NYPD in July 2015.

Police say after being hit, the officer did not return fire.

Officers burst into the apartment building and found the gunman in a bedroom, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and also discovered two guns, police said.

"What could have been just another day, just another call, turned into something much worse", said Mayor Bill de Blasio. "Immediately after the shooting, the 29-year-old subject remained in the rear bedroom". His attacker killed himself after an armed standoff in Brooklyn, police said.

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Police said the shooting began shortly after the woman's call about her son, whom she said was not violent and unarmed.

The suspected shooter was holed up in the home for several hours as police converged on the area.

The officer was treated by the medics with him, police said. "Thank God our officer is going to come through okay in this case", Mayor Bil lde Blasio told reporters Thursday.

"Small-caliber round, so you're not going to be able to see where the impact was, but I did see the blunt force injury trauma on the officer's chest", O'Neill said.

As for the officer, he was rushed to Jamaica Hospital and it already on the mend.


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