Man shoots two Arkansas paramedics, then dies after one returns fire


A man who reportedly shot two Arkansas paramedics early Thursday morning was killed when one of the victims returned fire.

Kevin Curl Jr., 22, was shot dead after feuding with the paramedics who were giving aid to his 20-year-old girlfriend at about 4:40 a.m. in the city of Pine Bluff, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported, citing police.

One of the paramedics, John Spriggs Sr., 21, told police that Curl “aggressively” approached them as they were inside their ambulance.

When Curl refused to back up, Spriggs pushed and punched him.

Curl then took out a gun and shot Spriggs and his partner, Joshua Godfrey, 35, three times each, according to the report.

Spriggs managed to return fire, fatally striking Curl, who was later found by police dead inside the kitchen of the home paramedics responded to.

The paramedics were taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

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