Lake Havasu firefighter shot while shielding wife in Las Vegas

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  • Published: 10/03/2017 12:00 AM

An off-duty firefighter from Lake Havasu was shot and seriously wounded at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas while shielding his wife from gunfire, according to two firefighters in his unit. Kurt Fowler, a firefighter/EMT in the Desert Hills Fire District, is currently in a Las Vegas hospital surrounded by his wife, children and fellow firefighters. “I along with everyone else at the Department are in shock, as you can imagine,” said fire Capt. Ryan Erickson in a social media message. Fowler was hit in the lower right leg while trying to protect his wife, Erickson and Desert Hills fire captain and union president Steve Bunn said. "They heard the gunfire, him and his wife. Kurt took his wife to the ground and was shielding her and then was struck in the leg," Bunn said by phone.


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