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Arkansas man shoots and kills firefighter trying to help him

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A firefighter in Arkansas responding to a medical emergency was fatally shot on Friday by the person he had intended to assist, authorities said.

East Pulaski Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Ronald Adams, 29, had responded to a report that a man had suffered a seizure and collapsed in suburban Little Rock, police said.

“We’re still interviewing witnesses, trying to put together what happened,” said Captain Carl Minden of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

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Adams lived a short distance from the man he was trying to help, Minden said. The name of the shooter was not disclosed.

An ambulance driving through a winter storm took Adams to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Adams worked for the Sherwood, Arkansas, fire department and was a volunteer firefighter in a nearby unincorporated area where the shooting occurred

(Reporting by Steve Barnes; Writing by Jon Herskovitz)


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