Colorado man’s necklace blocks gunshot to neck that might have been fatal

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — A necklace is being credited for saving a man’s neck, and probably his life after gunfire broke out during a fight.

Police in Commerce City, Colorado said the metal necklace stopped a bullet from piercing the man’s neck after a shooting broke out during an argument with another man.

Miraculously, the almost half-inch wide metal chain stopped the .22 caliber bullet from taking the man’s life, only leaving behind a minor puncture wound.

“We’d say he really dodged a bullet – but in reality, he LODGED a bullet,” the police department wrote in a Facebook post May 29.

The suspect was arrested at the scene and faces attempted homicide charges.

The necklace has a silvery appearance but police say it’s likely not pure silver because that is a softer metal that might not have stopped the bullet.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.