Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Paramedic shoots armed robbery suspect, then saves him

A County Sheriff's paramedic ordered an armed robbery suspect to drop his gun, shot him several times when he refused -- and then proceeded to save the suspect's life.

"Our deputy did what he was trained to do, protect the public and save lives," said Sheriff Robert J. Pickell said about the wounding man suspected of robbing a store-gas station. The suspect then led police on a chase that came to a violent end in a subdivision.

Pickell noted the paramedic is an expert marksman who has served as a sniper in the military. "He shot the guy and then had the presence of mind to go get his bag and save the guy's life," Pickell said. » Full article here

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