SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – An arrest has been made in a shooting involving Sarasota County Fire Department paramedics that occurred in January.
According to Sarasota police, Tyran Young, is facing multiple felony charges.
On Jan. 7 around 4 a.m., police officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of Goodrich Avenue in Sarasota for a person who had fallen.
The 911 call was an automated voice that stated “Help, I need help. My address is 2932 Goodrich Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34234. Please send help, I fell really hard.”
When paramedics arrived, they were told by the resident of the home that they did not make the call.
When paramedics returned to their ambulance and closed the door, a person now identified as Young fired several shots at the ambulance, striking the front driver door at least twice.
Both paramedics were able to get away safely and no one was injured.
Detectives developed probable cause of arrest after information found on Young’s cell phone showed searched for “text talk message” and the address and message received by police.
Detectives determined Young made a previous false medical call which sent SCFD to 3009 Goodrich Avenue in Nov. 2018.
The false call with similar to this case. Detectives believe it was a “dry run” for the January incident.
Young is charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a firefighter, shooting into a vehicle, unlawful use of a two-way communication device, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and misuse of 911.
He remains at the Sarasota County Jail.