COUNCIL CHRONICLE – An Arizona police officer had a close encounter with death while responding to a domestic incident on Friday. The officer was shot in the abdomen by a 51-year-old. His police belt stopped the bullet.
Arizona Officer Lucky to Be Alive After Near Miss
Meet Nathan Stout, a police officer at the Tucson Police Department. Apart from being a model law enforcement agent, Stout also has quite a compelling story.
As Stout revealed, on Friday night, they’ve received a call from a man who claimed his stepfather threatened him inside a bar.
The man told the 911 operator that the assailant, 51-year-old Roy King, entered the establishment and brandished a firearm before leaving.
Officers Nathan Stout and Steven Clark were sent to King’s house to investigate the allegations. When Stout and Clark arrived, they saw King’s car parked in front, and the man skulking around back.
King opened fire soon after the saw the Arizona officer and his colleague approaching his front door. During the fire exchange, Stout was hit in the abdomen.
Fortunately, his belt stopped the bullet. Stout and Clark returned fire, making King retreat to the house.
Hours later, the police officers arrested the suspect, after convincing him to surrender.
Chris Magnus, Tucson’s Chief of Police, declared that the incident was “way too close.”
Stout shared his amazing story on Twitter. Of course, the post received many likes and was shared a few thousand times.
The recent incident offers insight into what police officers have to face each day. Stout was lucky enough to emerge unscathed from the incident.
On the other hand, since the beginning of 2018, 36t law enforcement officers died in the line of duty. Chief Magnus declared that most died during gunfights.
Meanwhile, King, the man who opened fire on the Arizona Officer and his partner was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
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