Texas firefighter says gunman stopped fire engine — shot fired

Incident was second time in recent months a volunteer firefighter was targeted

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In recent months there have been 5 robberies or attempted armed robberies of people in vehicles in Nueces County, Texas. Two of the victims, from separate incidents, are volunteer firefighters. One was driving a fire truck and the other his personal vehicle.

Taylor Alanis, KIII-TV:

Recently the firefighter was on his way back from an early morning fire on FM 66 near Banquete when he saw a man who seemed to be in trouble on the side of the road.

“He jumps in front of the truck. And, you know, this truck is not going to stop by a dime. I, you know, lock up the brakes swerve around him and as I come to a complete stop,” the firefighter said.

The man shouted for him to get out of the firetruck.

“My senses tell me not to get out of the truck. So I hit the gas and as I’m hitting the gas, you know, a gunshot goes off,” the firefighter said.

The firefighter was not hurt.

“I went on the radio, you know, they shot are fired and the sheriff’s department, you know, rushed over there checked everything out and couldn’t find him,” the firefighter said.

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