You got 'em covered Sal?" I was about to holster my weapon and move forward to cuff this guy when my whole world exploded! I heard the loud report of a weapon firing and felt a sledgehammer-like force strike me in the chest.
How could he have shot me? We had him triangulated, the bad guy at the apex, Sal and me at the base. After all, this guy had already dropped his weapon and was complying with my commands.
I'm hit, I thought..."Sal, Sal, I'm hit!"
But how? I saw this guy drop his gun. Did he pull another one that I missed?
Just then another shot, but I'm positive that it's not coming my way. What's happening...?
My vest saved me from serious injury; the kinetic energy of the round knocked the wind out of me and bruised my chest. But I'm alive....
Recovering some of my senses I see Sal standing over me.
"Help me up buddy."
Sal's not moving-something's wrong here. Sal has something in his hand--a gun, but it's not his police pistol.
"Sal, what's going on? Sal..."
Then the most intense pain that I have ever felt as I feel a bullet smash into my skull. The last thing that I remember is the smell of gunpowder, and then looking into Sal's eyes and feeling like I'm staring directly at Satan himself.
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