While transporting a patient to the hospital, an on-duty EMT from Richmond University Medical Center was shot on Staten Island Wednesday evening, police say.
According to authorities, police responded to the shooting around 7:41 p.m. at 646 Forest Ave.
The alleged gunman was taken into custody at the scene and the victim was transported to the medical center in stable condition, police say.
The victim, a 25-year-old male EMT, was responding to a 911 call of a disorderly person outside of a bar, police say.
Upon arriving to scene, the EMT escorted Thomas McCauley, 37, into the ambulance, police say.
While in the back of the vehicle, McCauley brandished a firearm and fired one round, which struck the EMT in the shoulder, and fled out the back of the ambulance, police say.
Authorities also stated McCauley was apprehended by a retired NYPD detective and an off-duty sanitation employee,
Police say a 38. caliber revolver gun was recovered at the scene.
The EMT had nearly five years on the job and was working with a partner who was unharmed, a spokesperson from the medical center said.
The mayor has been briefed on the situation. Mayor Adams’ press secretary finally said.