I approached the scene with extreme caution. The dispatcher had relayed the complaint of a man who had been drinking all day long and was now discharging his firearm inside his home. No other information was given, and the complainant wasn’t available. I stopped a block away and asked how long before backup would be on-scene and for more information. As the dispatcher verified that no more information was available, I noticed the second unit pull in behind my car. I motioned, and we both pulled up about five houses from the suspect home.
Neither of us had long guns available, and no more units were on the way. The sounds of gunfire erupted and we could hear yelling.
“Call in the choppers! I’ve been hit! I’ve been hit!”