Man Shot and Killed At His Own Party After Putting On Bulletproof Vest

A man was killed at a party in Houston after donning a bulletproof vest while a shot was fired at him, authorities said.

The host of the party was shot in the early hours of Sunday morning at a basement apartment on 23rd Street, in an incident police are investigating to ascertain whether it was the result of a dare, MySanAntonio reported.

"It is unusual that people would put on bulletproof vest and play with guns at a party, but these things happen sometimes," HPD Homicide Sgt. Mark Hollbrook said, according to ABC13 News.

The authorities are not yet able to determine whether the bullet from the gun went through the vest the man was wearing, or if the person who fired the gun missed and shot outside of the bulletproof vest area.

A forensic team is examining the evidence to see whether the bullet hit the vest or not.

Police were called to the Houston residence at around 1:30 am on Sunday following a report of a fatal shooting in the area, and told local media that there are thought to have been between six and eight people at the gathering when the shooting took place.

The authorities are currently working to find the man who allegedly fired the fatal shot at the party host, along with one other witness, in order to understand more about what happened at the party.

The news comes several months after a man in England shot dead his best friend testing out a protective vest that his friend, the victim had purchased from a military hardware store and believed to be bulletproof.

Ian Catley, 40, used a shotgun to fire at his friend Philip Harper, who was killed instantly, The Sun reported. Catley was sentenced to seven years in jail for manslaughter following the incident.