Boston Paramedic (off duty) shoots 2, charged
The facts are muddied, I can see it going either way, but usually mud doesn't look good for the shooter.
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Abington: Prosecutors say accused killer admits to shooting two men
By Steven Dodrill, SDodrill@959watd.com
41-year-old Rhys Williams was on medical leave from Boston EMS when police say the training he received for his job as an EMT and Paramedic, are the skills he used to try to help the victims he allegedly shot.
Williams appeared before Judge Paul McCallum Monday morning and answered to charges including assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Police say the weapon was a 9mm glock, the same weapon police officers carry.
Abington Police say Williams went to a party after attending a benefit in Norwood at the Elks Club Saturday night, for his former partner Mark Brinkman, who died in May.
Williams was asked to leave the after party at 59 North Avenue in Abington after an argument developed.
Police say Williams later returned and an argument ensued between Williams and his late co-workers brothers, the windshield of Williams' Subaru Outback was smashed and thats when shots rang out.
In the formal arraignment Assistant Plymouth County DA Matt Green says according to police 42-year-old John Brinkman, of Quincy was shot first in the leg and 36-year-old Paul Brinkman of Hanover was in the chest.
Police Chief David Majenski says Paul Brinkman was shot at point blank range.
John Brinkman was treated and released, Paul Brinkman remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Police say he is expected to survive.
Williams has been placed on administrative leave from his job with the City of Boston's Emergency Medical Services as a result of the incident and on-going investigation.
The defense has asked for the District Attorney's office to preserve all E-911 calls and regular phone calls that came into the police station on that morning, along with the defendant's cell phone.
Judge Paul McCallum has ordered Williams held with out bail, and ordered him to appear back in court on Thursday for a 'probable cause' and 'detention hearing.'
Boston EMT accused of double shooting, then administering aid - Local News Updates - The Boston Globe
Boston EMT accused of double shooting, then administering aid
By Brian R. Ballou and Andrew Ryan, Globe Staff
ABINGTON -- A Boston EMT has been accused of shooting two of his friends after a night of drinking at a fund-raiser before grabbing his medical kit and helping to administer first aid.
The EMT, Rhys Williams, 41, is accused of shooting two brothers during an argument early Sunday morning after he was thrown out of the party. Both brothers are expected to survive, although Paul Brinkman, 36, remains in poor condition at South Shore Hospital after being shot in the chest. When police arrived at 7:46 a.m. on Bates Street, Williams stood with gauze in his hand while the victims' wives gave their husbands first aid.
"I certainly find it disturbing that somebody with an EMS background trained to save lives would do this," said Chief David G. Majenski of the Abington Police Department at a press conference this morning.
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Paramedics With Guns Scare People, especially @ a party under the influence!!
People like him make gun owners look bad. Typically speaking, Paramedic's are smart, but in this case: I do not know where his brain was, but obviously he didn't use his brains. It doesn't sound like he had a CCW, or he would of known the rules behind having a CCW.