Bullet penetrates Missouri trooper’s face shield during riots in St. Louis

By Stephen Sorace – FOX NEWS

A riot helmet may have saved the life of a Missouri state trooper after a bullet lodged in his headgear’s face shield during unrest in St. Louis, authorities said.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) shared images of a bullet hole in the shield Tuesday, saying the trooper “narrowly averted serious injury.”

The trooper was responding to riots that broke out in the city Monday night when a bullet was fired into his moving car, penetrating the face shield of the riot helmet he was wearing, according to the patrol.