UPDATE: Madison officer in right place at right time, saves life

UPDATED Friday, May 23, 2014 --- 3:31 p.m.

A rookie officer is being credited with saving a life after he says he was in the right place at the right time. He says he just fell back on his training

"It's a very fulfilling and humbling feeling and it's certainly career choice affirming," says MPD Officer Andrew Muir.

Andrew Muir is still in field training, just getting out of the academy and hitting the streets 2 months ago. So he wasn't surprised last Thursday when he got sent with three other officers for a routine dog complaint call. Finding out quickly that when you're a cop, few things are routine.

"Marcus and I were standing right here on the steps behind me and that's when we heard the shots ring out," says Muir.

He says at first, he thought it was fireworks. But it was the screaming that started all four officers running towards the shots, using houses to shield themselves.

"It was unlike a lot of others we've been to in that we didn't know where the shooter or shooters were," says MPD Sgt. Edward Marshall.

Covering each other the officers eased into the street.

"From this point I saw someone coming up the street towards me, my partner officer and I ordered him to get down and he said he had been shot and was actually a victim," says Muir.

That victim was still able to walk and talk, just down the street, another man-- who had been shot multiple times in his back, stomach, arm, and leg.

"Very hectic, we had officers working on a victim here, officers working on another victim on the scene," says Sgt. Marshall.

"I couldn't have done anything if Marcus Robins hadn't been there to keep me safe. My hands would have been completely tied if he hadn't been there to watch my back," says Muir.

With Robbins standing guard, he dove right into his medical training. Fresh in his mind from the academy. Muir says it was a reflex, using chest seals, combat gauze and tourniquets to save the man while the scene was being secured for EMS.

Muir says he probably carries more medical supplies than average, and just happened to be at the right place at the right time to save a life.

"I mean thankfully these incidents are still fairly rare in the city of Madison and this isn't something that we all get when we're in field training."

He says he won't call it a full success until the victim recovers.

Now one of the men shot has been released from the hospital, the other man, the one Officer Muir worked on is still in the hospital but is in stable condition.

As for the investigation into that shooting, police say the more seriously injured man has cooperated with police very little and they have no suspects.


UPDATED Friday, May 16, 2014 --- 2:04 p.m.

Madison Police say two people suffered life-threatening injuries after a shooting in the 2300 block of Allied Drive.

Two officers were investigating a routine call in the area around 10:30 Thursday night when they heard multiple gunshots.

The shooting was less than a block away and the officers saw people running from the scene.

They closed in on the area and discovered the two victims with multiple gunshot wounds. The officers immediately administered emergency medical treatment to the wounded men.

Paramedics took both victims to the hospital.

Police do not believe this was a random act, and are still investigating.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 266-6014.


UPDATED: Friday, May 16, 2014 --- 7:40 a.m.

Two people are in the hospital after a shooting on Allied Drive.

The shooting happened just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday night.

Madison Police are currently investigating the shooting, but say there is no danger to the public.


UPDATED: Thursday, May 15, 2014 --- 11:20 p.m.

Madison Police Department has Allied Drive blocked off at Jenewein Road.

Police tape is spanning from an apartment across the street to McKinney Court.


Posted Thursday, May 15, 2014 --- 10:50 p.m.

Dane County dispatch confirms there is a report of shots fired at 2326 Allied Drive in Madison.

They could not tell us anything about suspects, but did say EMS had been dispatched for two patients.

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