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Deputy shot in Florida Keys, saved by bullet proof vest

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A deputy was shot in the Florida Keys while investigating a robbery, but officials say he was protected by his bullet proof vest.

Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Gordon and other deputies were on the lookout for a man suspected in a robbery Saturday night.

Authorities said when the deputies tried to stop the car, Timothy Thomas, 25, opened fire, striking Gordon in the chest.

Thomas fled the scene but was arrested Sunday.

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