Video: Off-duty firefighter shields woman from gunfire

Enrico Trujillo rushed into a convenience store and protected a woman after a gunfight started outside of the store


By FireRescue1 Staff

ESPANOLA, N.M. — An off-duty firefighter was captured on surveillance footage shielding a woman from gunfire.

WSVN reported that Enrico Trujillo is seen in a video shared by Espanola Police rushing into a convenience store to protect a customer after a gun fight started outside of the store.

Trujillo and the woman can then be seen fleeing to safety in the back of the store.

 
Public Servants are Never Off-Duty!

Off-duty Española firefighter, Enrico Trujillo, reacts to gunfire by shrouding a customer with his body. His immediate reaction was to protect. Great job Firefighter Trujillo!

Posted by Espanola Police Department on Thursday, August 23, 2018

“Anyone can act brave, but only a few will act on their bravery and protect,” the Espanola Police Department said, according to the Epoch Times. “His immediate reaction was to protect. Great job, firefighter Trujillo.”

Trujillo said it was his instinct to help the woman, according to KRQE.

"I saw two people fighting and by then a crowd started to form outside.”

The firefighter said things escalated quickly from there.

"I saw a kid walking from the back of a vehicle and he loaded a gun," he said. "We heard gunshots go off. She ran back in the store in front of me and my first instinct was just to cover her. I didn't have time to react or think about anything else.”

Another video posted by the police department shows an unidentified person also acting as a human shield by protecting two children and a woman.

“Watch as this unidentified man takes two children in his arms and shields them with his body as shots were fired in their direction,” the Facebook post said. “As he went to the ground, he also positioned his body over a woman who was already lying down. Without hesitation, this man protected three lives. Thank you, sir for your bravery.”

No one was injured in the shooting. The incident is currently under investigation.

 
Anyone can act brave, but only a few will act on their bravery and protect.

Watch as this unidentified man takes two children in his arms and shields them with his body as shots were fired in their direction. As he went to the ground, he also positioned his body over a woman who was already laying down. Without hesitation, this man protected three lives. Thank you sir for your bravery. The video you are watching is from two different angles of security footage.

Posted by Espanola Police Department on Friday, August 24, 2018

 

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