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Thank God Officer Magnes was not seriously injured. This is another example of why we must properly equip our law enforcement.
Bulletproof vest saves second Brazos Valley officer
For the second time in 10 days, a bulletproof vest has saved a Brazos Valley police officer from serious injury or death.
Calvert Officer Stephen Magnes suffered minor injuries when he was shot in the back early New Year's Day as he was getting out of his patrol car in a rural neighborhood, investigators said.
Robertson County deputies responding to Sunday's shooting 11 miles north of Calvert took a 36-year-old suspect into custody shortly after the incident.
Magnes, who has been with the seven-officer Calvert department for two years, was taken to CHI St. Joseph hospital, where he was treated and released within hours of the shooting, officials said.
Petrick Lashane Jones, the accused shooter, was cooperating with detectives, according to a statement from the Robertson County Sheriff's Department, which is investigating the incident along with the Texas Rangers.
Jones had not been formally charged with a crime by late Sunday. Charges are expected to be filed today, Robertson County Sheriff's Investigator Karen Box said, adding that police can hold a suspect for 48 hours before filing a criminal complaint.