Switzerland. Geneva. Chêne-Bourg neighborhood. A police officer and a border guard holds at night a handcuffed french man who was arrested for using a gun and shooting lead shots at a taxidriver. Lead shot is a collective term for small balls of lead fired primarily from shotguns. The policeman is wearing a ballistic vest, bulletproof vest or bullet-resistant vest which is an item of personal armor that helps absorb the impact from knives, firearm-fired projectiles and shrapnel from explosions, and is worn on the torso. Soft vests are made from many layers of woven or laminated fibers and can be capable of protecting the wearer from small-caliber handgun and shotgun projectiles. 22.07.12 © 2012 Didier Ruef..