Suspect Who Fired Shots At Sarasota First Responders Arrested

Sarasota, Fla. (NewsRadio WFLA)-The suspect who fired several shots at Sarasota Paramedics is now behind bars.

Back in January an EMS team responded to an emergency call from an automated voice saying, "help, i need help!" and gave the address. When paramedics arrived at the home, the resident told them, there was no emergency. When the rescue team got back inside their ambulance, two shots were fired into the front doors of the vehicle. The paramedics were not injured.

The arrest of 32 year old Tyran Young of Sarasota comes after detectives found searches on his phone relating to text to talk messages about a person falling. Young was already in the county jail on unrelated charges when he was served the arrest warrant.

He's now facing several charges including, shooting into a vehicle , and misuse of 911.

"The men and women of the Sarasota Police Department worked diligently and efficiently to find the person responsible for trying to harm one of our fellow first responders," said Chief Bernadette DiPino.

"This arrest brings closure and justice to first responders who risk their lives every single day to protect our community and society.The person responsible for putting fear into our city is behind bars and justice will now be served," said Chief DiPino.

Photo credit:Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

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