Officer Joe Yother of the Calhoun (GA) Police Department is recovering after he was shot Tuesday afternoon, according to ABC News.

Police say 27-year-old Tameka LaShay Simpson was in the passenger seat of a vehicle driven by 22-year-old Jael Estefania De La Rosa Silie when Simpson opened fire on Yother.

Yother was hit in the chest. He says his mobile phone in his front pocket deflected the bullet.

“I heard her shot. I got hit. I felt it go in—it felt like it went inside of me because the impact was so great,” said Yother.

Yother returned fire, fatally wounding Simpson.

Silie is in police custody for unrelated charges.


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