In this situation what would you do?

You see someone hurt and in need of first aid yet as you go to help them you're told  ‘If you help her, I’m going to kill you’!

Well this is the situation that an EMT student, awaiting certification faced, he chose to risk  his life to try to save shooting victim.  All he wanted to do was help, but before it was over, he had sustained multiple painful injuries from being shot and run over twice. Daniel Wesley, 17, is a trained emergency medical responder studying for his EMT certification, and on the way home from a shopping trip at the Mall of Louisiana with his mother, Kathy Wesley, Sunday, he noticed 30­year­old April Peck lying in the roadway, Baton Rouge’s Advocate reported. 

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Moments after spotting Peck, the teenager pulled over, quickly yanked his father’s medic bag from the car and dashed over to the woman, who had been shot and tossed from her vehicle minutes earlier by her boyfriend, 48­year­old Terrell Walker. Just as Wesley was putting a pair of gloves on, preparing to apply pressure to Peck’s gunshot wound to stop the bleeding, Walker came speeding back — this time, with the car aimed directly for the young medical responder and the smattering of others, including a physician and EMS ambulance crew, gathered around him. When the car pierced into the small crowd, it threw Wesley against the ambulance, shattering his arm, his mother told the Advocate. Moments later, the crazed boyfriend stepped out of Peck’s Chevrolet Malibu and shot Wesley. “If you help her, I’m going to kill you,” Kathy Wesley remembered Walker telling her son as he turned to chase after anyone else trying to save Peck’s life. Thankfully, Wesley was able to crawl away to the Essen Lane median, the good Samaritan’s mother said, but when Walker returned, he fired another shot at him before climbing back into the car and running over Wesley a second time. When all was said and done, Wesley, who was rushed along with Peck to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, sustained a shattered arm, a broken thigh bone and a pair of gunshot wounds that passed right through his body, according to his mom. Peck was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the medical center. Walker died late Sunday night in a shootout with East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputies. Wesley, who risked his life for someone he did not know, spent part of Sunday in surgery, where surgeons placed rods and pins around his broken femur and a second surgery is scheduled Tuesday to repair his shattered arm. But after surviving everything he did for Peck, his mother is expecting Wesley to make a full recovery soon. And he’s got a good attitude about the whole ordeal. “He’s a tough kid. He’s silly and has a sense of humor you wouldn’t believe,” she said. “He’s cracking jokes and trying his best to keep the pain in. He’s been surrounded by friends and family all afternoon.”

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Comments (30)

  1. Munkyman

    I don’t know, you know what you do when you’re there. I’ve done some stupid things to help others.

    November 29, 2016
    1. SEC

      I agree you act on instinct

      November 29, 2016
  2. noahbody

    He’s a true hero. I like to think I’d have made the same choice but you never know until you’re in that position.

    November 29, 2016
    1. SEC

      truly spoken

      November 29, 2016
      1. noahbody

        November 30, 2016
  3. wirelessguru1

    The job of a first responder can be very difficult sometimes.

    November 29, 2016
    1. SEC

      indeed that is true

      November 29, 2016
  4. GovMisdirection

    Pull out my ‘9’ and empty a clip.

    November 29, 2016
    1. SEC

      not all have cci

      November 29, 2016
  5. Walkaboutman

    I think I would try to talk to him,get close enough to possibly disarm him. A lot of talking and hopefully enable others to do what needs to be done and hopefully distract him long enough for the law to creep up on him. Instinct would be to be to talk him down, Mental health crisis worker kicking in.

    November 29, 2016
    1. SEC

      Training always shows

      November 29, 2016
  6. TomasSISI

    I keep reading this story over and over. There was a physician and a trained EMT crew already on the scene? Why iis Wesley the only one trying to save Peck’s life.

    November 30, 2016
    1. SEC

      I think they arrived soon after Wesley started and was attacked

      November 30, 2016
      1. TomasSISI

        Any way that is a guy you want on your side in an argument.

        November 30, 2016
        1. SEC

          yes

          November 30, 2016
  7. 29A

    He should first have attempted to disable the threat. 2 deaths are greater than one.
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    Missouri law makes liable any would-be “Good Samaritan” who helps in situations where they are not certified.
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    Liable, in that the victim may later sue the Samaritan for any injuries they might have caused.
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    Since MO law provides for a veritable gun, I might dial 911 as I drive by.
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    The only exception is in cases of suicide.
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    Now if one’s life is that bad, I not only will not attempt to prevent it; I’ll damn encourage it.

    November 30, 2016
    1. SEC

      excuse me but the “ex” came back while he was attempting to assist the woman

      November 30, 2016
      1. 29A
        ‘If you help her, I’m going to kill you’!

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        To me, it sounds like a promise, and, a remaining credible threat.
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        There’s no indication either Wesley: Daniel or Kathy called, 911, in regards to the medical emergency, or law enforcement, regarding the promissory threat.
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        It may be idiocy that I recently called 911 for “suspicious activity”.
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        I had returned from work [about 3am], and I saw some “dude” park several houses down.
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        Obviously, he didn’t know the exact house, as where he parked was several houses East, and he ended checking out checking out at least 2 houses West of that location, in my neighborhood.
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        The one he seemed to be interested in happens to be s 4-family flat, which is both occupied & owned, by Muslims.
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        Now, you know I’m an atheist…but among religions, Islam, receives my most Southern review.
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        No matter, they are my neighbors.
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        Idiots: That the “ex”, Terrill Walker, came back, proves the threat was never eliminated, due to the fact neither Westley attempted tp contact law-enforcement, regarding the situation.
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        Since you didn’t post a link, one must assume theblaze.com, which mentions nothing regarding “proper procedure”…his mother likewise, although “she” is the source which “remembered” Walker threat, and also failed to notify any proper authorities.
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        Everyone dies, and idiots too. Nothing new.
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        http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/11/29/if-you-help-her-im-going-to-kill-you-emt-student-risks-his-life-to-try-to-save-shooting-victim/

        December 01, 2016
  8. GoldenPig2012

    I’d like to think I’d do the same as this young boy, but, unless and until faced with it, I cannot, truthfully, say. I CAN say if it was MY son trying to help and being threatened and battered, I’d have attempted to run down, run over, picked up my purse, anything………to beat the fuck out of the one attempting to harm my child. I’d have launched myself, biting, kicking, scratching……………..ripping at his balls, whatever it took to take him out of my son’s way. Period. This is not an empty threat or boasting, my children all have stories about what grown persons in their lives as children were…………hesitant, about dealing with me. I’m, well, shrug, a bit…………………….active when it comes to me and mine and those who are threatened or bullied for no good reason I can see.

    This young man and his mother are to be commended, applauded………..God bless ’em. The world DOES have goodness in it. Period. Fact. I celebrate that.

    November 30, 2016
    1. SEC

      you and me on protecting the son!

      November 30, 2016
      1. GoldenPig2012

        Like I said, I would like to help a stranger, I have no training but, I’d probably be spurred to do so. But, chuckle, an evil one, fuck with my kid and you’d BETTER be prepared to kill or be killed. I am NOT kidding.

        November 30, 2016
        1. SEC

          I’ve had some first aid traing so hopefully that would kick in and I’d remember it. But mess with my son and to hell with “Marquis of Queensbury” rules!

          November 30, 2016
          1. GoldenPig2012

            High five!! I had first aid training 30 years ago, I have no idea if I’d get right now, but, yeah, mess with my kid, you’ll be beyond first aid, bitch.

            November 30, 2016
  9. fierylady

    A difficult decision. I hope to think I would do the same!

    November 30, 2016
    1. SEC

      me too

      November 30, 2016
    2. GoldenPig2012

      Hopefully, I’d be a good Buttercup and try, at least.

      November 30, 2016
  10. briton

    Walker certainly deserves the death penalty.

    December 01, 2016
    1. SEC

      that would save time, money and aggravation

      December 01, 2016
  11. briton

    Something like that would make me wish I carried a gun.

    December 29, 2016
    1. SEC

      you and me both on that

      December 29, 2016