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Shot Houston Officer Saved by Vest, Suspect Killed

August 14, 2014  | 

Houston police officer John Calhoun didn't have any choice about wearing his protective vest when he was sent to investigate a call about a suspicious person.

HPD officials told the Houston Chronicle that departmental requirement just might have saved his life.

Calhoun was shot about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday while struggling with an armed man near a bus stop along the 11900 block of Airline Drive in north Houston.

The round struck Calhoun in the side but never penetrated his body armor.

"He's lucky to be alive," said John Cannon, a Houston police spokesman.

Even after he was shot, Calhoun was able to draw his own pistol and return fire. The other man was struck and later died at Houston Northwest Medical Center, police said.

Calhoun, 28, was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital at the Texas Medical Center. "He's got very deep bruising, and he says he's very sore," Cannon said.


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kevCopAz @ 8/14/2014 7:39 PM

well, I wonder if the offender was black? or the Officer? I guess didn't matter if the offender was black it would not be a big deal for a B/M to shoot a cop but Im surprised that the ACLU and the Panthers are not attacking the officer….perhaps the officer is not a W/M????? If he is Im sure Holder and all the usual folks will attack him for killing the offender since he was only wounded and the cop used greater force then the attacker and killed him for no reason. Should have just wounded him instead that would be "fair"! The world is way out of whack!

Connie McQuillan @ 8/17/2014 2:18 PM

The officer should have only wounded the suspect in return for shooting him or even at him? Then, the shooter can have another chance at shooting the officer or others? Cops are required to shoot center mass, if it ever warrants that they initiate or return fire. No one should shoot at an officer, unless they want to sign their own death certificate.

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