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Chief: Vest may have saved San Diego officer shot repeatedly

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The police chief of San Diego, California, says one of his officers was shot repeatedly by a fleeing crime suspect and may have been saved by his protective vest. Police say the officer spotted what was reported to be a stolen car early Monday but it drove off. Authorities say an hourlong chase ensued before the driver ran on foot, and used a “ghost gun” to shoot an officer pursuing him. Police Chief David Nisleit says the officer was shot several times, once in the vest, but was in stable condition. Police say 21-year-old Andrew Garcia of San Diego was arrested after a nearly nine-hour standoff. Police say he faces multiple charges.

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