Selma, N.C. — Johnston County officials are examining the actions of paramedics who responded to a shooting during a New Year’s Day home invasion in Selma.
Perry Champion told a 911 dispatcher that he awoke at 2 a.m. on Jan. 1 to the sound of pounding on the front door of his home on West Elizabeth Street and a man threatening to break into his home.
“He was kicking at my door and everything. I didn’t know if he had a weapon or not,” Champion told the dispatcher. “I told him, ‘Get away from the door and leave me alone.'”
Champion, who is a paraplegic, said he warned the intruder he had a gun, but the man didn’t stop. So, he fired a shot through the door, critically wounding Kendrick Chrisp.
Selma EMS responded and, according to records obtained by WRAL News, began CPR at 2:13 a.m. Thirteen minutes later, they discontinued chest compressions.
The paramedics left Selma at 2:57 a.m. to take Chrisp to WakeMed in Raleigh.
The Johnston County Report, a local news website, published an interview Tuesday with an anonymous source claiming to be an emergency worker on the scene who said EMS workers declared Chrisp dead at one point and refused to acknowledge he was still moving.