Arkansas volunteer firefighter fatally shot during medical response

  • Source: NWAOnline - Northwest Arkansas News
  • Published: 01/22/2016 12:00 AM

A firefighter was fatally shot while responding to a patient with a seizure Friday morning in Pulaski County, a spokesman with the sheriff's office said. Officials identified the firefighter as Ronald Jason Adams, 29, who went by his middle name and was a full-time member of the Sherwood Fire Department in addition to volunteering with the East Pulaski Fire Department. Adams was working for the volunteer agency when he responded to a report on Dortch Loop Road outside North Little Rock around 5 a.m. and was shot, Pulaski County sheriff's office spokesman Capt. Carl Minden said. Adams was taken to Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock and pronounced dead, Minden said. The Sherwood Fire Department mourned the loss of Adams on a Facebook post, recalling that he "had a witty sense of humor and could make everyone laugh." Police have a person in custody being questioned by officers, but no arrests have been made, Minden said. Another person inside the home who was not the shooter called in to report the seizure victim, Minden said.


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