I was a paramedic for 15 yrs until I got hurt in Nov 05 and many times have been in places that my partner and I had no business being in without LEO on scene. But that was before automatic LEO response and securing of scene. Several years ago, went in on a report of a GSW victim in a bad neighborhood. When we arrived, the bystanders was yelling that the victim was in the house. As I and my partner entered the house to treat the victim, the shooter was standing there with a 12 ga pump. He had us cold. Told us that he had shot the guy (not the word the shooter used) and he meant for the guy to stay stay dead. I told him, "No problem Sir, we was just leaving" and pushed my partner out the door. As we cleared the house, my partner started screaming on the radio for LE back-up. We got into the unit and drove down the road until LEO arrived. When LEO arrived, the shooter came out empty-handed and surrendered. Needless to say, the victim didn't make it. But I wasn't going to give the shooter any more opportunities. Afterwards, it was several shifts before my partner could could come back to work. He jumped at loud noises for weeks later, but got over it. I was a little better at the time, but you couldn't drove a hat pin in my butt with a 10 lb sledge hammer due to the "pucker factor". I had often wished that I could've carried, but at the time that he "had" us, I don't think I could've drawn a weapon before he got me or my partner.