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DC man uninjured after wallet stops bullet

by Mila Mimica, NBCWashington.com /  / Updated 

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Brian Harris was relaxing outside his Northeast D.C. home Sunday when his wallet stopped a stray bullet from seriously injuring him.

Harris, a resident of the 300 block of Adams Street NE in Edgewood, was outside his home around 8:30 p.m. drinking a cup of coffee after dinner. He said he then felt a strange sensation in his stomach.

"It felt like somebody hit me with their fist, and I got up," Harris said.

He heard about four or five shots, which hit a window and several cars on his block. Fearing the worst, he looked down at his torso.

"I didn't see any blood," Harris said. "Then I reached in my hoodie and pulled out my wallet. [It] was shattered, ... and then there was the bullet."

The bullet pierced through his driver's license, government ID, credit cards and even dental insurance cards but never reached Harris -- it was stopped by the keycard he uses to get into work.

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