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Shooter sought after paramedic, civilian shot in Dallas

13 May 2017

A police sergeant "went in alone" and pulled out the injured paramedic. The robot's camera discovered Riggings and Brown, who police believe shot himself. "They should be considered heroic". No other details about the neighbor or the paramedic, including their names, have been released.

The chaotic scene from that horrific day raised concerns about the safety of paramedics trying to aid the wounded during an active shooting, but NBC 5 has learned that those bulletproof vests are only given to Dallas paramedics in limited situations.

However, Dallas police officers arrived at the gunman's home in the 3200 block of Reynolds Avenue just six minutes after being dispatched. Another person was also found dead inside.

Police say he shot his elderly roommate Arthur Riggins. The sergeant drove the injured paramedic in his squad vehicle to Baylor University Medical Center, where the paramedic underwent surgery, according to the Washington Post.

Rawlings says the paramedic is out of surgery and in intensive care. "Thoughts and prayers are with all impacted", Dallas Fire-Rescue tweeted earlier.

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Blankenbaker said Brown's criminal history includes arrests for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful carry of a handgun by a license holder and driving while intoxicated.

"Mr. Brown's rap sheet, his encounters with law enforcement are well known at this time and they were known prior to this matter happening", said FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Jackson.

An ambulance was also struck in the crossfire.

Wounded Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedic William An is married and has a 3-year-old son and another child on the way.

He has a long criminal history and the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed they were now investigating Brown.

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The violent burst in a residential area appeared to have began as some kind of disagreement involving neighbors, said David Pughes, interim Dallas police chief, citing information given to officers. Several people from a nearby neighbourhood and some relatives of people who live in the barricaded area gathered at a nearby gas station to await updates from police.

In response, the police locked the area down.

A neighbor, identified by police only as a 24-year-old Latin male, heard the gunshots and went outside to investigate.

Salazar said her mother was OK and was watching the news, "but this stuff happens here all the time".

On Twitter, Dallas police described the victim as an EMT.

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Shooter sought after paramedic, civilian shot in Dallas