Necklace likely saved man’s life by blocking bullet, police say

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

COMMERCE CITY — Police in Colorado say a man’s sturdy necklace probably saved his life by blocking a bullet fired at his neck.

The bullet lodged in the almost half-inch-wide, silver-colored, metal chain in the shooting Tuesday night in Commerce City, a suburb north of Denver.

The shooting happened during an argument. The victim, whose identity was not released, suffered only a minor puncture wound, the Commerce City Police Department wrote in a statement posted on Facebook.

Police were unsure what the necklace was made of but doubted it was silver, a soft metal unlikely to withstand a bullet, the statement said.

The shooter was arrested on attempted homicide charges, according to police.

He was scheduled to make a court appearance on Monday, according to court records.

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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.