EMT Shot by Intoxicated Patient on Staten Island: Sources

An EMT was shot in the back of an ambulance Wednesday evening by a man being transported to the hospital on Staten Island.

According to the NYPD, crews from Richmond University Medical Center responded to a call of a disorderly person at the Funkey Monkey Lounge on Forest Avenue, later identified as Thomas McCauley, 37.

EMTs loaded him into the back of the ambulance, but during transport, he allegedly pulled out a gun and shot one of them.  

McCauley then got out of the ambulance and ran away, but was tackled by an off-duty lieutenant, police said. He is in custody at a local precinct; charges are pending. 

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