Posted on January 23, 2014
Karen Gray Houston Reports.
A District Heights police officer was shot on Marlboro Pike on December 7th, but a bullet-resistant vest likely saved his life, according to Prince George’s County Police.
The shooting happened Saturday night near the Parkland Shopping Center on Marlboro Pike in District Heights. Prince George’s County Police Lieutenant Bill Alexander says two officers were on the scene responding to a robbery.
“They actually see the suspects fleeing the scene. They follow them into Parkland Court and very shortly there’s an exchange of gunfire between the suspects and the officers. The District Heights officer was struck. We absolutely believe that his bullet resistant vest saved his life and he’s going to be fine,” says Alexander.
**Yesterday, Point Blank representatives Hoyt Schmidt, VP Sales and Michael Beaver, Manufacturer’s rep., presented Officer Roy Martin with our Saves Recognition Award. Reporters from Fox News 5 attended the presentation and captured the Officer’s account of the shooting and the body armor which saved his life. Click picture below to view the video.
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