Dallas, TX - The gunman who opened fire on Dallas paramedics Monday morning, has been found dead in a residence by Dallas police officers.
According to WFAA, the unidentified gunman was found in a home that a police robot searched after this morning's shooting. He appeared to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to The Dallas News. A second man was also found dead inside the residence, who has not yet been identified.
During this morning's shooting, Station 19 crews from Dallas Fire-Rescue were treating a civilian gunshot victim in the 3200 block of Reynolds Avenue. The civilian, who was a neighbor, was also shot by the gunman. He is in critical condition in ICU.
The gunman then approached and opened fire on the fire department medic. Police officers returned fire and the suspect ran into the home where he was later found dead. Police said that he was armed with a rifle.
A Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedic was shot by the gunman. An unidentified Dallas police sergeant ran into the line of fine and pulled him to his squad car. He then took him straight to Baylor University Medical Center.
The paramedic remains hospitalized Monday night in critical but stable condition. Rebecca Lopez with WFAA said that the gunman's bullet broke the firefighter's leg, and he was in surgery as doctors worked to save it. Ms. Lopez said that the paramedic, an 11-year- veteran, had "lost a lot of blood", and coded three times. CPR was successfully given, and he was resuscitated each time.
One Dallas police officer received minor injuries during the incident, but was not taken to the hospital. He was not identified.
The City of Dallas said that an ambulance was struck by the gunfire as well. During the incident, the Dallas Police Department sent out a citywide request for assistance and said that officers were pinned down by gunfire.
A helicopter, the Dallas police gang unit, Dallas PD SWAT, Texas state police and members of the Dallas field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms responded to assist. Door to door searches were conducted. Residents who lived in the area were asked to shelter in place.
Representative. Roberto Alonzo, D-Dallas, was in Austin, the state capital, and asked for a moment of silence in the House to pray for the paramedic.
The 2017 Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony was being held at the Capitol on Monday, honoring those killed in the line of duty in 2016. In a tweet, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said "Truly sad that while we were honoring slain police officers, a paramedic was shot while responding to a call in Dallas."
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dallas.