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Warren cop survives getting shot by pimp

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WARREN, Mich. (WJBK) -

A Warren police officer is recovering at home after his bullet-proof vest saved his life during a shootout early Wednesday morning.

You have to see Alexis Wiley's video report above to believe it.

Two male roommates in Warren called police to report an armed man in their home demanding cash. According to police, the roommates hired a prostitute online and one of them refused to pay her. She called her 53-year-old pimp, and he came to the house to collect the money.

Police responded and that's when the pimp opened fire on the officers. 35-year-old Warren police Officer Donald Viars was shot but survived thanks to his bullet-proof vest.

The 53-year-old pimp was shot and killed during the shootout.

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