The Bucks County police officer who claimed he was saved by a bulletproof vest after being shot during an exchange of gunfire Monday faked the incident, District Attorney David Heckler said Tuesday night.
Chalfont Officer Jon Cousin, 31, reported that he had been shot in the parking lot of the Lenape Valley Swim Club about 3:15 a.m.
"It was absolutely a lie," Heckler said.
Cousin was held Tuesday on charges of false alarm to agencies of public safety, false report to law enforcement, official oppression, recklessly endangering other people, and possession of an instrument of crime.
Heckler said a request would be made that as a condition of bail, Cousin be held until he receives a complete psychiatric evaluation.