An Atlanta Police officer was shot June 4 at a Buckhead apartment complex and escaped serious injury due to his bulletproof vest, according to a WSB-TV report and the police department’s social media. A suspect was shot and wounded by police, the reports say.

The officer was shot while responding to a report of two people breaking into cars at the Allure at Brookwood apartments on Peachtree Valley Road, just off Peachtree Road near the Shepherd Center, according to WSB-TV. “His vest protected him,” the Atlanta Police Department said on Twitter. “We appreciate your prayers.”

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.