DALLAS (CBSNewYork/CBSDFW.com) — A body found late Monday was believed to be that of a gunman who shot a paramedic responding to the scene of an earlier shooting in Dallas.
The body was found inside a home by a police robot along with the body of another person according to Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.
The alleged shooter, according to sources is Derick Lamont Brown, 36. Sources told J.D. Miles of KTVT-TV, CBS11 in Dallas that Brown was on an FBI watch list for protest activities and anti-government involvement.
Authorities said around 11:30 a.m. local time, emergency responders were treating a civilian who had been shot Monday morning when a man approached them and opened fire.
The shooting happened in the 3200 block of Reynolds Street in Dallas, just south of I-30 near Dolphin Road. The scene was near a local fire training academy east of downtown Dallas.
The Dallas Fire & Rescue EMT was rushed to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, and was in critical but stable condition late Monday, CBS Dallas/Fort Worth reported.
Mayor Rawlings said Monday afternoon, “I am pleased to report our DFR paramedic is out of surgery and moved to ICU… He is going to have to undergo extensive medical treatment to get him back up to par.”
The mayor said a police officer also suffered minor injuries. “He dodged a bullet,” said Rawlings.
Dallas Police Interim Chief David Pughes said suspect used a “high-powered rifle.”
Chief Pughes said an officer took the paramedic to the hospital in his squad car. His move saved the paramedic, according to the chief.
That officer was identified Monday evening as Sgt. Robert Watson.
Police believe the shooting stemmed from a quarrel between neighbors.
“In my mind, someone who was not mentally stable dealt a lot of pain this afternoon,” said Mayor Rawlings. “And our heroic paramedic stepped in to help a citizen putting their lives on the line.”