A Sarasota man has been charged in connection with a shooting that occurred on Jan. 7 when paramedics were dispatched to a home on Goodrich Avenue in Sarasota.
Tyran Young, 32, is facing two counts of aggravated assault on a firefighter and one count each of shooting into a vehicle, unlawful use of a communication device, and possession of a firearm by a felon, all felonies, and misuse of 911, a misdemeanor.|
According to the Sarasota Police Department, paramedics were dispatched to the 2900 block of Goodrich Avenue on Jan. 7 based on a call about an individual who had fallen. On the 911 call, an automated voice said "Help, I need help," gave the address and then says, "please send help; I fell really hard." When paramedics arrived, a resident denied making any 911 call. They returned to their ambulance and an individual fired several shots at the ambulance, striking the front driver's side door at least twice. No one was injured.
Detectives found searches on Young's cellphone that corresponded with the message. Additionally, they determined Young made a false call which sent first responders to a nearby address on the same street in November, and believe that call was a "dry run" for the January incident. Young was already in custody on a separate firearm possession charge when he was charged with the additional counts Thursday.