The La Crosse (WI) Police Department is crediting a bullet-resistant vest for protecting the life of an officer on Saturday.

Police say the officer was shot while responding to a domestic disturbance complaint around 3:05 p.m. The call involved a man wanted on a felony warrant, Fox 9 reports.

At the home, officers confronted the man who they say pulled out a handgun. The officer pulled his sidearm and the two exchanged fire.

The officer was hit once in the chest and saved by his vest.

The suspect, however, was hit multiple times by the officer's return fire. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. His condition is not known.

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