Gunman shoots NYPD officer in arm, bulletproof vest before killing

Gunman shoots NYPD officer in arm, bulletproof vest before killing

NEWYORK,Augest 11 (Raj Gogna)-A bulletproof vest saved the life of a city cop Thursday after a gunman fired several shots at the officer, then killed himself after making a stand in his Brooklyn home, police said.

The Cypress Hills standoff unfolded on Ridgewood Ave. near Essex St. around 4:35 p.m., as officers responded to a call of an emotionally disturbed person barricaded inside a nearby building, sources said.

Cops and EMTs headed to the 29-year-old suspect’s apartment after his mother called police, reporting him as emotionally disturbed — but unarmed and nonviolent, NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said.

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