Sunday, February 14, 2010

Nick The Tin

Does This Mean They'll Change The Vests To Tin?

LAS VEGAS — A police officer's badge may have saved his life when it stopped a bullet during an exchange of gunfire in North Las Vegas.

Police say the 31-year-old officer was patrolling just before 10 p.m. Saturday when he heard shots being fired in an apartment complex.

While investigating, the officer came upon a person with a gun and opened fire. The officer returned fire and was hit. But the bullet hit the badge, and the officer suffered only minor injuries.

The person with the gun fled.

Police continued to search Sunday for the suspect, who might also be injured.

The injured police officer's name was not immediately released.

Without paying all that much mention to the report of an officer opening fire upon a person who had yet to fire, then returning fire upon that very same person ("individual" is simply very poor English and best left to those who practice very poor English as a profession)...

This seems like a fairly typical officer involved shooting. Guy with a small gun empties his magazine at a cop, cop returns the favor, and no one is seriously hurt. "Small gun" because anything over a .38 Special is going to punch through a tin star like a hot cop through a doughnut, and despite the massive, decades long push to get cops to wear bullet resistant vests, I guess this one didn't seem to be doing so.

Then again, the story is written so poorly who the hell knows.

Moral: Learn to shoot well.

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