Chilling surveillance video has emerged showing the moment one of two sailors shot near a Maryland Army base stumbles into a nearby business while covered in blood.
The man — wearing a camouflage outfit with a blood streak on the back — rushes into construction business Nicolock Paving Stones in Frederick, where he frantically gestures toward the mayhem unfolding outside, Fox 5 DC reported.
“He was covered in blood and all he said to us was, ‘I’ve been shot! There’s an active shooter and he’s still chasing me or he’s still following me!’” Garett Wagner, operations manager for Nicolock Paving Stones, told WUSA 9.
“We immediately took action and jumped in. I told him to go to the bathroom and close the door,” he added.
Wagner rounded up the dozen employees and truck drivers, who barricaded themselves in the maintenance area of the facility while he called 911, according to the station.
He said he went to the bathroom where someone was putting pressure on the chest and neck area of the wounded man before police arrived a few minutes later.
Wagner said the sailor told him he knew the shooter and that they were having coffee when “all hell broke loose.”
“When you see a human being in that much distress and that scared, you don’t think about anything else but how to protect this person and get and save his life,” Wagner told WUSA 9.
“It’s a little tough to see that young man as scared as he was in the situation,” he added.
The shooter — identified as 38-year-old Fantahun Girma Woldesenbet, a petty officer third class — was stopped and killed by personnel at Fort Detrick.
One of the victims remains in critical condition, while the other was released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
Jeremy Mutschler, director of marketing for Nicolock Paving Stones, said the company is proud of the efforts Wagner and the other people did to secure the area and help a military member.
“He went into that mode and he had good instincts,” Mustcher told WUSA 9. “They immediately wanted to help but also had the whereabouts and the presence of mind to think bigger.”