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Video: NYPD Detective Saved by Vest During Greenwich Village Shootout with Fugitive

July 29, 2014  | 

VIDEO: NYPD Detective Saved by Vest During Greenwich Village Shootout with Fugitive

When NYPD Det. Mario Muniz, 45, was hit in the upper-right chest by one of California child molestation suspect Richard Thomas Mozdir's bullets yesterday during a Greenwich Village shootout, it was stopped by his bullet-resistant vest.

"His vest protected him from a more grievous injury had it entered his chest," Police Commissioner William Bratton said at a news conference at Bellevue Hospital Center.

A police source told Newsday Muniz also suffered a wound to the abdomen. Two unidentified U.S. Marshals were also wounded in the shootout. Reports say one was hit in the buttocks and the other was grazed on an arm.

All the officers are reportedly in stable condition at Bellevue.

Mozdir was killed in the shootout.

Tags: NYPD, Sex Crimes, Fugitives from Justice, Assaults on Officers, Officer Involved Shootings, Body Armor


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Morning Eagle @ 7/29/2014 4:03 PM

ALWAYS wear those vests no matter how hot or uncomfortable they are at the moment. Glad the wounded officers survived. Also glad mozdir was killed at the scene. Good job.

Ima Leprechaun @ 7/30/2014 12:12 PM

Lucky guy. A Franklin County Deputy in Columbus, Ohio was once saved from a bullet by his Rolex watch. You just never know but the bullet resistant vest helps with vehicle accident trauma as well as bullet protection. I was saved by a bullet resistant vest from a severe back injury, had I not had the vest on I would have broken my entire back. I did have damage to two discs but the vest kept the total injury to a smaller area than if I had not had one on. So you really never know but the vest helps. But they are very hot and do cause frequent staph infections especially to guys with hairy bodies.

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