Mont. EMT shot in back as leaving hospital

Mont. EMT shot in back as leaving hospital

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    Mont. EMT shot in back as leaving hospital

    Mont. EMT shot in back as leaving hospital

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. A Glasgow hospital official says the woman killed in a sniper-style shooting in the hospital's parking lot had just returned from an emergency call when she was shot in the back.

    The victim, 37-year-old Melissa Greenhagen, was a part-time emergency medical technician and Valley County's clerk of state District Court.

    Clay Berger, emergency medical services director at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, told the Great Falls Tribune that Greenhagen was walking to her car when she was fatally shot Saturday evening.

    A female nurse and her husband were wounded after rushing to her aid. The two haven't been identified.

    Officers killed the suspect after two gun battles one outside the hospital and another at a nearby house where the suspect fled after being injured. Investigators were still trying to identify the suspect Monday.

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    It has been reported by a Montana gun rights organization that the husband is a CWP holder and shot the suspect, allowing LEOs to follow a blood trail.
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    Have to wonder if it was a random shooting or if the victim was targeted. Either way a horrible tragedy, glad the scumbag paid the ultimate price.

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    Hunch it is domestic

    Creepy feeling it will turn out as a domestic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbqgrill View Post
    Creepy feeling it will turn out as a domestic.
    I bet your right ,estranged hubby/boyfriend knows where she works and can be found even if she moved without a forwarding address she has to go to work.some people just can't let go without feeling like if they can't have the other person then nobody will
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    Missoulian: Glasgow woman killed by sniper was shot in the back


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    GLASGOW - The woman killed in a sniper-style shooting in the Glasgow hospital's parking lot had just returned from an emergency call when she was shot in the back, a hospital official said Monday.

    The victim, 37-year-old Melissa Greenhagen, was a part-time emergency medical technician, Valley County's clerk of state District Court and a mother of three.

    She was part of a team that had just returned to Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital from an emergency call Saturday evening, and was walking to her car when she was fatally shot, said Clay Berger, the hospital's emergency medical services director.


    Authorities say a female nurse and her husband were wounded after rushing to Greenhagen's aid. Their names have not been released.

    Berger told the Great Falls Tribune that after the man shot Greenhagen and the two others, the suspect positioned himself on a gravel slope and exchanged gunfire with as many as 30 officers. The shootout lasted roughly half an hour, he said.

    The man then ran along the banks of the Milk River to a nearby house. Police tracked him and engaged in a second gunfight, killing the man.

    Investigators on Monday were still trying to identify the suspect, whose body was taken to the state crime lab.

    Meanwhile, friends and co-workers said Greenhagen became certified as an EMT in December, taking on the job as another way to serve her community. The mother of three boys and one girl also volunteered with Boy Scouts and the Hi-Line Hockey Association.

    Glasgow has about 3,500 residents and is about 50 miles south of the Canadian border.
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    Are there any sources to verify the husband shooting back? Seems like these news stories aren't saying anything of that extent.

    A true tragedy that certainly doesn't help the "gun nuts" angle.

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    Montana's News Station - Fair. Accurate. To the Point. -Schweitzer orders half-staff flags for Glasgow shooting victim

    Schweitzer orders half-staff flags for Glasgow shooting victim

    Posted: Jan 23, 2009 03:32 PM EST

    Governor Brian Schweitzer has directed all state flags to be flown at half-staff on Saturday to honor Melissa Greenhagen, a volunteer EMT who was killed in the line of duty last weekend.

    Here is the text of the Governor's proclamation:

    I hereby order all flags on property of the State of Montana be flown at half-staff on Saturday, January 24th, 2009 to honor the memory of Melissa Fischer Greenhagen, a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician, killed while on duty on Saturday, January 17th, 2009. Further, I urge all Montanans to fly flags at their homes, schools, public buildings, parks, communities and business at half staff in honor of EMT Melissa Greenhagen.

    Greenhagen was shot by Roger Sellers in Glasgow in a bizarre incident that continues to baffle and sadden residents and authorities in the Hi-Line community.

    In addition to shooting Greenhagen, Sellers also shot and wounded Scott and Suzanne Billingsley. Sellers was shot and killed in the course of being apprehended; the Billingsleys were both treated and released earlier this week. The motive for the shootings remains a mystery, as there does not appear to be any link between Sellers and the people that he shot.

    Friends of Greenhagen have created a Facebook page to honor her; it includes memories of "Missy" and information about memorial funds for both Greenhagen's four children and a concession stand at the local events arena.
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    That just really stinks. Prayers for comfort and strength have gone up for her children, other family members, and friends. Rest in peace, Ms. Greenhagen.
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    Well, this pretty much eliminates the claim that hospitals are "safe" zones.

    Anytime. Anywhere.
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    Arrrrrggghhhh!!!!

    I just do not understand.
    We live in a sick world.
    It's bad enough that people face natural disasters, and self- or other-caused accidents.

    Why this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Have to wonder if it was a random shooting or if the victim was targeted. Either way a horrible tragedy, glad the scumbag paid the ultimate price.
    not me.i always would rather see these scum bums live the rest of their lives in prison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stormbringerr View Post
    not me.i always would rather see these scum bums live the rest of their lives in prison.
    Well, then you pay for him too! Have an "Adopt a Killer" program where people could provide personal lifelong support for criminals.
    Maybe if he worked on the rockpile, I might agree, but with prisons being what they are, and knowing that he will have a lawyer working (at taxpayer expense) to free him, I'll go with the death penalty, carried out swiftly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormbringerr View Post
    not me.i always would rather see these scum bums live the rest of their lives in prison.
    If I could believe they would actually stay there I might go with this.

    Violent offenders call for violent response. It is one thing to track them down and apprehend them peacefully, but when they fight back, sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigiceman View Post
    If I could believe they would actually stay there I might go with this.

    Violent offenders call for violent response. It is one thing to track them down and apprehend them peacefully, but when they fight back, sorry.
    ya,i guess the death penalty would be better. they will usually still be there for 10yrs when they get that.
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