N.Y. EMT recovering after being shot in the back by a patient

Charges are pending against the suspect, who reportedly shot the 25-year-old EMT in the ambulance


By Kerri Hatt

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Richmond University Medical Center EMT who was shot while treating a patient is expected to make a full recovery, WABC reported.

Police and EMS were called to the West Brighton Funky Monkey Bar shortly before 8:00 p.m. for a reported disorderly person.

Police gather at the scene where an EMT was shot in Staten Island on Thursday evening.
Police gather at the scene where an EMT was shot in Staten Island on Thursday evening. (Rose Abuin/MCT)

According to police reports, the suspect, Thomas McCauley, 37, walked himself into the ambulance and was answering questions before pulling a handgun.

Charges are pending against McCauley, who reportedly fired a handgun in the ambulance en route to the hospital, striking the 25-year-old EMT in the back of the shoulder.

The EMT’s partner pulled over and McCauley fled before being apprehended by a retired NYPD detective and off-duty Department of Sanitation lieutenant, WABC reported.

The EMT was transported by his partner and is in stable condition at Richmond University Medical Center.
 

 

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