A Washington, DC, police officer was shot and saved by his body armor while serving a search warrant for a gun at a home Sunday. 

Just after 4:30 p.m., DC Police from the 7th District responded to the 100 block of 36th Street, Northeast for a search warrant. Police Chief Peter Newsham told WUSA that when officers got into the home "they were confronted by an armed gunman." 

Newsham said officers discharged their weapons, and the suspect was shot at least one time. Police said the suspect has non-life threatening injuries, and he has been arrested. A gun was recovered. 

Newsham said one of the officers was also hit by a bullet, but he was wearing armor. The officer was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and will be released. 

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