VIDEO: WV Officer Shot in Chest, Saved by Body Armor

What began as just another night on the job became the most harrowing night of Charleston Police Office Seth Johnson's life, when the patrolman took a bullet to the chest in the line of duty.

His body armor saved his life. He returned fire, killing his attacker.

"I thank the Lord above," Johnson said. "That round could've gone anywhere else on my body, other than my vest, which could've ended very differently."

It all happened as Johnson responded to a call for a home invasion a week and a half ago, WSAZ reports.

"Everything happens for a reason," Johnson said. "It could've been several officers going through that door, that could've meant several officers shot ... so if it was me taking one round, versus my buddies taking several, I would take that any day."