Hempstead Police

Police released photos of the vest worn by the Hempstead officer inolved in the shooting incident. (credit: Kristine Thorne, CBS 2 | inset: handout)

Officials: Cop Saved By Bulletproof Vest After Shootout In Hempstead

It happened around 3:22 a.m. Friday at the corner of Washington and Cooper streets. A police officer was shot twice, one of the rounds hitting his bulletproof vest.