On May 28, 2020, the Columbus Division of Police Crime Bureau was executing a narcotics search warrant when a 69-year-old female suspect immediately opened fire with multiple handguns. Detective Russell Weiner was leading the entry team and was struck at least 4 times with 9mm and 10mm rounds. Detective Weiner was hit in the left side panel and left shoulder/neck area of his PROTECH® MR02 IIIA armor which stopped the rounds. He was also hit above the armor in his neck and left side causing serious injury. Doctors determined his injuries would have more than likely proved fatal had it not been for the protection of his PROTECH armor. Detective Russell was hospitalized for 3 days before being released and is expected to make a full recovery. Federal charges have been filed against the assailant.
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