Slain Colorado cop was wearing bulletproof vest

30 Jul

Associated Press:

MONTROSE (AP) – Authorities say a Montrose police sergeant was wearing a protective vest when he was shot and killed, but the fatal blast struck an unshielded area on his side.

David Kinterknecht was killed and two other officers were injured during a domestic disturbance call Saturday. Investigators say the suspected gunman, 52-year-old Dennis E. Gurney, fatally shot himself. Montrose County Coroner Thomas Canfield says Kinterknecht had turned sideways to move around a door and was hit under his left arm between the vest’s front and back plates. Officers Rodney Ragsdale and Larry Witte were shot in the legs. Ragsdale was in fair condition at a Grand Junction hospital. Witte was released from a Montrose hospital Tuesday.

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