A 29-year-old man was killed Sunday afternoon after shooting, but not wounding, a Philadelphia police officer, police said.
Officer Richard Nicoletti's protective vest was grazed by a bullet from his own gun before his partner shot the assailant dead, according to Lt. Raymond Evers, a police spokesman.
The dead man was identified as Carmelo Winans.
Nicoletti, 25, a three-year veteran, has a hole in his jacket and a nick in his vest, but was otherwise unharmed by the single shot fired at him.
Nicoletti is the son of an officer in the Narcotics Unit and is a "tough guy" who served in Afghanistan, Deputy Police Commissioner Richard Ross told reporters.