‘Heroic' paramedics, police team up to help wounded Fort Worth officers

FW mayor, police chief speak about shooting

FORT WORTH - In the minutes before police arrived to check out a possible suicide in the Wedgwood neighborhood, MedStar paramedics were already on the scene, having responded to the same call.

It was about 8:30 p.m. Friday in the 3800 block of Wharton Drive and the situation quickly escalated from a suicide call to an active shooting.

Gunshots were fired. Officers were hit.

Usually in situations like these, paramedics are required to stage about two blocks away, said Matt Zavadsky, MedStar spokesman.

But not this time — they were in the hot zone.

“They started to leave, then went back into hostile scene to get the officers and transport them to the hospital,” Zavadsky said.

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