One firefighter dead, another wounded after shooting at MD residence

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Source:   —  April 16, 2016, at 9:46 AM

Prince George’s County Police Dept spokeswoman Julie Parker identified the deceased fireman as John Ulmshneider, thirty-nine.

One firefighter dead, another wounded after shooting at MD residence

One firefighter was killed and another firefighter was in serious condition Friday night after being shot while making a welfare check at a MD home, executive said.

Prince George’south County Police Dept spokeswoman Julie Parker identified the deceased fireman as John Ulmshneider, thirty-nine. She said Ulmshneider was a 13-year veteran of the department.

Dept officials said in a statement that volunteer firefighter Kevin Swain also was shot, and was in serious condition.

Swain suffered multiple wounds to the body and was flown by helicopter to the Univ of MD Shock Trauma Middle in Baltimore, Prince County George’south County Fire and EMS spokesman said, according to WTTG-TV.

Prince George’s County Police Chief Henry P. Stawinski III said at a news conference that firefighters and police had gone to the Temple Hills residence after being called by a person concerned the individual interior might be suffering from a medical condition.

When the firefighters arrived at the house, the person interior was unresponsive. The firefighters decided to force their way interior and were met with gunfire. A person interior fired several rounds, striking two firefighters and the person who'd initially made the call for a welfare check.

Stawinski said that once officers got into the home, the gunfire stopped. He said number officers fired weapons.

"Will it ever end? God, I hope so," Stawinski said.

Deputy Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale said earlier Friday that both firefighters were both critically injured, and one was flown to a trauma center.

The civilian wasn't seriously injured, according to the police chief.

The person who was interior the residence was in custody and cooperating with police, Stawinski said.

The identity of the person interior the home wasn't immediately available.

"The main thing that we ask for the men and women of Prince George's County are your prayers, your thoughts," said Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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