Man who shot & killed Prince George’s County, MD firefighter gets 4 years for gun possession


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Brad Bell, WJLA-TV/ABC7:

Darrell Lumpkin, the homeowner who killed a Prince George’s County firefighter during a welfare check in April 2016, has been sentenced to four years in prison for illegal gun possession on Friday, according to ABC7 News’ Brad Bell.

Lumpkin shot three men. John “Skillet” Ulmschneider, 37, and volunteer firefighter Kevin Swain, 19, walked into his home in Temple Hills, Maryland in response to a medical welfare check. Ulmschneider was killed, Swain was critically wounded, and Lumpkin’s brother was wounded.


Darrell Lumpkin pleaded guilty in January to a single felony count of weapon possession and faced up to 15 years in prison. Lumpkin was not allowed to have a weapon because of a previous felony charge on his criminal record from the 1980s.

On April 15, 2016, Lumpkin’s brother called for help, believing Lumpkin was having a diabetes medical emergency. Prince George’s County firefighters responded, and two firefighters, John Ulmschneider and Kevin Swain, forced their way into the home.

Lumpkin believed his house was being broken into and fired in self-defense, police said. Ulmschneider, 37, was killed, and Swain, 19 at the time, survived four gunshots.

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