The gunman suspected of opening fire on and critically wounding 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 injured Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedic is in critical but stable condition and has been moved to the ICU after undergoing surgery. Rawlings said the paramedic will need additional surgeries and extensive medical treatment to fully recover.
Police said a DFR medic was the first to respond to a shooting call and began providing medical treatment upon arrival. A short time later the medic was under fire.
Dallas police officers arrived at the scene moments later and spotted the DFR ambulance and the injured medic lying in the street.
Interim Dallas Chief of Police David Pughes said as officers arrived they were immediately under fire and were trying to maintain cover. Pughes said an arriving Dallas police sergeant placed himself in extreme risk and went in alone to pull out the injured paramedic.
As they approached, officers were fired on and had to take cover. A police sergeant arriving at the scene ran to the severely injured paramedic, pulled him out, and into his squad car and drove him to Baylor University Medical Center, he said.
“We believe … as a result of those actions that paramedic’s life was saved,” Pughes said.
The paramedic underwent surgery and was in critical but stable condition Monday afternoon. The resident who was also shot is in ICU, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said.