Stars and Stripes 25 Dec, 2020 18:45 am

Parents of shot NYC officer: 'Christmas miracle' saved son

Parents of shot NYC officer: 'Christmas miracle' saved son
The parents of a police officer whose bulletproof vest saved his life when he responded to a domestic dispute in Brooklyn called it a "Christmas miracle" that the bullet never cracked his skin, New York City's mayor said early Friday as he blamed the encounter in part on rough times.

Shea said multiple officers responded to 911 calls placed by a woman who said "get here quick, get here now" because her daughter's boyfriend was threatening to arrive at the private house and "shoot the place up.Shea said two police officers fired at least seven shots, but did not strike the gunman, who fled on foot in the residential neighborhood east of Prospect Park in central Brooklyn." Shea said.The officer, who has served with the police for over two years, was taken to Kings County Hospital, where Shea said he was "in a little pain but he is in extremely good spirits.

" De Blasio said that he and Shea spoke to the parents of the officer who was shot.Parents of shot NYC officer: 'Christmas miracle' saved son Police investigate after a New York City police officer was shot while responding to a domestic violence call in the Crown Heights area of Brooklyn on Thursday, Dec.

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