Man Miraculously Survives Gunshot After Silver Necklace Stops Bullet

A Colorado man can consider himself extremely lucky to be alive after surviving a gunshot thanks to the silver necklace around his neck.

Last week, the Commerce City Police Department in Colorado posted photos of a bloodied metal necklace with a small piece of metal lodged in its links on its Facebook page. Apparently, it belonged to a local man who had been involved in a heated argument with another person and had been shot at. According to the viral post, the bullet would have pierced the victim’s neck if not for the silver chain around his neck, which turned what would have likely been a fatal gunshot wound into a minor puncture wound.

Photo: Commerce City Police Department

“The .22 caliber bullet was fired during an argument and would have ended up in the victim’s neck had it not instead become lodged in the chain he was wearing,” police wrote. “As a result, he suffered only a puncture wound.”

Police described the victim’s luck as “just incredible,” but some Facebook users were quick to call it divine intervention. Whatever the case, the man should definitely consider himself born again after such a close call.


As for the chain, although it was described as silver, Commerce City Police said that it is most likely a tougher alloy, as pure silver is a soft metal, so it would have been easily pierced by the bullet.

“We looked it up, and silver is soft,” police wrote on Facebook. “So maybe think twice before you knock a knock-off.”

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