Wednesday, May 18, 2016

#CopActionsMatter: Evanston cop uses tourniquet to save wounded teen's life

A quick-thinking Evanston police officer saved a teens's life last night. The race of the victim isn't mentioned in the article, but the shooting occurred in a predominately black part of the liberal Chicago suburb.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
An Evanston police officer used a tourniquet last month to help save a 17-year-old boy’s life after the teenager was shot in the northern suburb.

At 2:33 p.m. April 21, officers responding to a call of a person shot in the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue found the teenager bleeding heavily from a gunshot wound to the leg, according to Evanston police.

One of the first officers at the scene, Officer William Arzuaga from the department’s problem solving team, applied a tourniquet in an attempt to stop the bleeding, police said. The teenager was then taken to NorthShore Evanston Hospital, where it was learned that the bullet severed an artery and required extensive surgery.

Arzuaga is an Air Force veteran.

1 comment:

Holding My Nose said...

If the femoral artery was severed by the bullet the teen would have bled out very quickly without the tourniquet the cop applied. #BlueLivesMatter.