Gunman Fires On Paramedic Treating Gunshot Victim

The paramedic is in stable but critical condition. His life was saved by a courageous cop.   

By Jaime Lutz

A man shot at emergency responders treating a gunshot victim in Dallas on Monday, critically injuring one paramedic, the Associated Press reported.

Dallas police locked down the residential neighborhood until the suspect, reportedly named Derick Lamont Brown, and another person were found dead in a local house, NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reported. Police believe that Brown fatally shot the other person in the home before killing himself.

Brown and the original gunshot victim were neighbors, police said, and investigators believe that the conflict was a simple neighborly dispute that turned violent.

The neighbor is now recovering in intensive care. The paramedic underwent surgery on Monday and is in stable but critical condition, thanks to an officer, Sgt. Robert Watson, who arrived while his fellow cops were still maintaining cover while the active shooter was still at large.

"He went in alone and he pulled the paramedic out, placed him in his squad car and drove him to Baylor hospital," Interim Police Chief David Pughes said. "We believe ... that as a result of those actions, that paramedic's life was saved.”

The identity of the second person found dead in the home has not been released.

[Image: Getty]

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