'Lucky' NYPD officer survives head shot

Officer Kevin Brennan, 29, is expected to make a full recovery


NEW YORK — New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said it's a miracle that an officer shot in the base of the skull while chasing a homicide suspect is alive.

"He's one lucky man," Kelly said while visiting Bellevue Hospital where Officer Kevin Brennan, 29, was taken after being shot, The New York Post reported.

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