A New York City Police Department officer is expected to make a full recovery after getting shot three times while responding to a call Thursday.
Officers responded to the apartment on Ridgewood Avenue in Cypress Hills around 5 p.m.
The officer, who is 30 years old and remains unidentified, sustained an injury to his right arm, and his bulletproof vest deflected two shots on his chest, the commissioner said, showing the vest to the reporters.
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Some shots hit the officer's vest; another hit his arm.
The officer, who has been with the force for two years, was conscious when he was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.
After the shots were fired, the suspect then barricaded himself in the backyard of the home, armed with his gun. Hours later officers moved in and found the man dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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"What could have been just another day, just another call, turned into something much worse", said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
De Blasio said the wounded cop had a "great attitude" as he lay in his hospital bed and even made light of his situation.
At a press conference later in the evening, the mayor said Nguyen is from the 75th Precinct, has more than two years of experience on the job and was in good spirits during the visit. "This young man was definitely saved by his vest".
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Nguyen and his partner split up after being told by the mother that Sookdeo may try to flee through a back door of the home, police officials said.
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