Update: Staten Island EMT shot on the job released from hospital; assaults on first responders on the rise

  • Source: WPIX-TV CW 11 New York
  • Published: 05/20/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Emergency Medical Technician Richard McMahon left Richmond University Medical Center in a wheelchair, and with a bagpiper playing on Thursday, as a crowd of other EMTs and well wishers cheered him on. It was the latest chapter in a remarkable 20-hour stretch that saw him going from being a first responder to needing medical aid himself, after a patient allegedly shot McMahon while the EMT was helping the patient out, according to police. McMahon, 25, was in the back of an ambulance transporting patient Thomas McCauley, 37, to the hospital, when McCauley allegedly pulled out a gun and shot McMahon in the shoulder around 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday. Now, McCauley is a criminal defendant, according to the Staten Island district attorney, and McMahon is recovering from the gunshot.


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