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Vest Saves Philly Officer Shot by Suicidal Man

March 14, 2011  | 

A Philadelphia police officer is uninjured following a physical struggle with a suicidal man who grabbed the officer's service weapon, reports Philly.com.

Officers Richard Nicoletti and Matthew McCarthy responded to a call at 3:20 Sunday at a North Philadelphia home of a man was on drugs and had a weapon. They arrived to find Carmelo Winans, 29, holding a knife to his own throat.

Officer Nicoletti and Winans struggled in the kitchen, with Winans grabbing the officer's gun and firing a shot that grazed the officer's vest. Hearing his partner yell, "He's got my gun," Officer McCarthy headed to aid his partner and fatally shot Winans.

Read the full story at Philly.com.


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