††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† THE KING KILLED HIM
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† By Ron Duval
I was working car 11 on EM's when we received a
call to respond to MLK
Hospital as they had a gun shot victim there.
Apparently, the victim told MLK security that
he had been shot at 89th st. and Compton.
Upon arrival, we found† the victim lying on
a stretcher just outside of the trauma room.
There was a line of about 3 people waiting for
My trainee tried to question the victim who
had 3 holes located in
center mass. He was unresponsive so we stood
there watching him.
We noticed that his left hand was hanging off
of the bed. There was a
steady flow of blood trickling down his arm
and hand. It started to pool up on the floor
just below him.
Then, out of nowhere, an orderly appears with
a mop bucket and mops up
the blood. As he leaves, we could see the blood
continue to drip down
the victimís arm and onto the floor. Again, the
orderly reappears and mops it up again. This
process continues for about 45 minutes when finally,
it's our victim's turn for trauma treatment. However,
by now the trickle of blood has noticeably decreased.
The Dr examines him and suddenly becomes frantic.
He starts calling out
for someone to assist him as he throws back the
sheet covering the
victim and tears open his shirt. He listens to
the victim's chest with his scope and has the nurse
start CPR. Nothing. This goes on for about 2 minutes.
We could see that when they first started CPR, the
flow of blood increased slightly, then lessened.
Finally, there was no more blood dripping to the floor.
The Dr pronounced our victim dead and homicide
When the Homicide investigators showed up and asked
me if I knew how he was killed, I answered,
"The King Killed Him!"
We were amazed at how this poor smuck was brought in
and never treated because no one ever saw the amount
of blood he lost.
When we tried to mention it to one of the ER nurses we were
told stay out of
No wonder no one ever wanted to be taken to MLK.