12/17/2007

Va. officer shot behind church; saved by vest

By Mike Holtzclaw and Danielle Zielinski
James City Daily Press

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. — A James City County police officer was shot early this morning but was spared from serious injury because he was wearing a bullet-proof vest.


Composite of suspect in shooting of a James City County police officer. (Photo courtesy of James City County Police Department / December 17, 2007)
Police spokesman Mike Spearman said officer Andrew Baker was on a foot patrol on Pocahontas Trail around 3:19 a.m. when he heard voices behind the Grove Outreach Church. When he went to investigate, he was shot in the abdomen by a person described as a white male.

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