Published: Wed, May 03, 2017
World Media | By Joan Schultz

Dallas paramedic shooting suspect found dead, 2nd body found

Dallas paramedic shooting suspect found dead, 2nd body found

When Brown pointed his rifle at an approaching officer, another officer shot and injured Brown, who then retreated into his home, Blankenbaker said.

A woman who lives on the street where the gunman's body was found said she started getting calls around noon from her neighbors who said there had been a shooting.

Authorities are scouring a Dallas neighborhood for a suspect after a paramedic and a civilian were shot. The paramedic underwent surgery and is in critical condition.

The paramedic and his patient remained in intensive care as of late Monday.

The city released a statement saying officers were responding to a shooting around 11:30 a.m. Monday when a Dallas Fire-Rescue EMT Unit was struck.

Evans said An is a 10-year veteran of Dallas Fire-Rescue and a married father of a 3-year-old child, with another child on the way.

The mayor said a police officer also suffered minor injuries.

Police had closed roads near the intersection of Dolphin Street and Interstate 30 shortly after the shooting in the search for the alleged shooter. Pughes said the two were neighbors.

The paramedics apparently believed they were responding to a suicide call, Dallas Fire-Rescue Department Chief David Coatney told reporters.

Police were called to the scene amid reports of a suicidal man late on Monday morning.

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The scene remains active and police have described the area as "active and very unsafe". He said the threat to the neighborhood was now over.

The suspected shooter died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and there was no information yet released on the relation between him and the other man found dead in the room, police said.

As Bruce and McPherson were pinned down, Dallas police officer Matthew Merta and his partner, Dallas police Sgt. Robert Watson and officer J.J. Kalash got to the house.

The Dallas Police Association said on Twitter a firefighter has been shot, but the firefighter's condition is unknown but Dallas Fire-Rescue said they were transported to Baylor Medical Center.

Police said the initial shooting was the result of a dispute between neighbors that turned violent.

The gunman suspected of opening fire on a Dallas paramedic providing aid to a shooting victim Monday morning has been found dead inside a home along with another deceased person, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings confirmed Monday afternoon.

The shooting ignited more questions about whether first responders like paramedics should wear body armor so they can quickly enter a shooting scene.

Rawlings suggested that the attacker had mental health issues, though he did not elaborate on why other than to say that this person appeared to be known to authorities.

At the news conference Monday afternoon, Pughes said officers received a tip the suspected gunman was hiding in a nearby house.

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