A Paramedic balances his duties as a citizen and a medical professional professional by telling an armed robber to drop his weapon, shooting him when he refused, and then saving his life.
Paramedic shoots, then saves robbery suspect
Posted by Kim Crawford | The Flint Journal November 19, 2007 21:00PM
A Genesee 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 early Monday of a Flint man suspected of robbing a store-gas station in Grand Blanc Township. The suspect then led police on a chase that came to a violent end in a subdivision near Clarkston in Oakland County.
"I'm proud of him," Pickell said of the paramedic.