Monday, February 2, 2009

EMT Shot and Killed By Patient

I'm a little late on this, but...

Northern NY police: patient shot and killed EMT

CAPE VINCENT, N.Y. - Police in northern New York are investigating the death of a 25-year-old emergency medical technician who they say was shot and killed by a patient he was trying to help. 

Mark Davis died after he was shot in the Canadian border town of Cape Vincent late Friday. According to police reports, Davis and two others responded to the home of 25-year-old Christopher Burke and were treating him when he became agitated, got a high-powered rifle and fired two shots, hitting Davis. 

It wasn't immediately clear who called for the EMTs or why. Davis was working with the with the Cape Vincent Volunteer Fire Department. 

Burke was arraigned Saturday morning on charges of second-degree murder and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. 

Source: Newsday

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