A Denver police officer was saved by his ballistic vest in a shootout with a suspect early Wednesday morning. The male suspect was killed.
"All of the rounds apparently were stopped by the bulletproof vest that he was wearing," said Denver Police Chief Ron Thomas.
The officer was in his police vehicle outside a hotel at 4 a.m. when he saw a male walk past and then into hotel. Thomas said the suspect then came back out of the hotel, pulled out a gun and started shooting at the officer through the passenger side window, CBS Colorado reports.
The officer was hit several times, but Thomas says he "was able to exit the vehicle on the driver's side, seek cover and then return fire." The two exchanged shots and the officer fired until the suspect went down.
The officer was described as having non-life threatening injuries and is in stable condition.