Carjacking suspect's victim remains paralyzed, in vital condition
A Washington state man was just beginning to get his life back with each other when a gunman on a shooting spree final weekend left him paralyzed from the neck down.
Rickey Fievez, 48, remains hospitalized, in vital condition.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist cover Fievez&rsquos health-related fees. According to the page, Fievez has lost his spleen and element of his pancreas.
&ldquoWhen we talk to him he can shake his head and blink to answer us, but can&rsquot move something else,&rdquo wrote Tyler Fievez, Rickey&rsquos son.
&ldquoWhen we talk to him he can shake his head and blink to answer us, but can&rsquot move anything else.&rdquo
Tyler Fievez stated Friday that his father might shed his voice from injuries to his diaphragm.
Prior to the shooting, the elder Fievez had spent numerous years in prison for drug-connected charges, according to the state Division of Corrections. He was released in October and landed a job with a fencing firm. The firm&rsquos owner stated Fievez was on his way to becoming promoted.
Fievez was dropping off his companion at a Walmart in Tumwater when the gunman opened fire Sunday, the Seattle Times reported.
The gunman exited the store and attempted to carjack Fievez&rsquos auto. The gunman shot him twice prior to moving on to yet another vehicle.
A pastor named David George, who had been inside the Walmart and was legally carrying a concealed weapon, fatally shot the gunman prior to the suspect could carjack an additional automobile.
Police later identified the suspect as Tim O. Day, 44. They say Day had carjacked a 16-year-old ahead of entering the Walmart parking lot.
Published at Sun, 24 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000