DC resident shoots invader...oops it was an on duty fire crew making entry, 1 injured
D.C. Rescuer Shot During EMS Response
A firefighter was shot in the District on Monday night after crews made forced entry into an apartment, police said.
The 26-year-old firefighter was shot in the arm in the 4800 block of East Capitol Street just before 10 p.m., police said. Authorities said firefighters broke the door of an apartment down while responding to a report of a man having chest pains.
Police said the 57-year-old man thought someone was breaking into his apartment and shot at the firefighters, grazing one of them in the arm.
Firefighters went to the man's residence after his brother become concerned when he could not get him back on the phone, News4's Jackie Bensen reported.
Bensen reported that the man, who was a little confused, barricaded himself in his apartment for a short time. He surrendered to police without incident shortly before 11 p.m. and was taken into custody.
The firefighter was treated at a local hospital and released on Monday night.