Firefighters Speak Publicly On Ambulance Shooting
Press Conference Wednesday from Omaha Fire HeadquartersPhoto: Video by kmtv.com
Omaha, NE-Two days after gunfire in the back of an ambulance, the firefighters in the ambulance are speaking publicly about how they are doing.
Omaha Fire Department held a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
Brock Borhart, an 11 year veteran, says he is doing well and is very thankful.
"It was a little emotional, shortly thereafter it happened," he said.
According to a police release, around 2:30pm Monday, Justine Dubois, who allegedly stole a vehicle was located at the Dollar General at 48th & L St. Officers arrived on scene and placed the her under arrest. She was put in handcuffs, searched, and placed in the back of a police cruiser before she started convulsing and appeared to be non-responsive.
A medic unit arrived a short time later, and DuBois was uncuffed. Police say that DuBois asked to be transported to the hospital and understood that going to the hospital didn't negate the fact that she was under arrest.
While in the ambulance heading to the hospital, DuBois allegedly pulled out a gun. Police say there was a struggle over the gun and two shots were fired.
"I was covering for a guy, who was training somewhere else that day," he told reporters Wednesday. "Julianne Moore didn't hesitate to help. I am very thankful for that."
Borhart's stomach was grazed by a bullet.DuBois was struck in the leg. Borhart was released from the hospital on Monday night.
Moran says she is doing alright too. She says she is overwhelmed by the support she has received from numerous members of the police and fire department. She says she is also thankful for Borhart.
"I thought for sure he (Borhart) was shot and I thought I would be too. He saved both of our lives and probably others. I'll forever be grateful for Brock," she said.