Eagle Scout assists local shooting victim

Eagle Scout assists local shooting victim

Plano police are searching for the man who shot and injured a driver outside a Cinemark movie theater.

Police said a man and woman were sitting in a car in the Cinemark parking lot along the Dallas North Tollway about 7:40 p.m. Monday when a man approached the vehicle.

One of the shots hit the driver and paramedics were called to a nearby area where the driver stopped. He was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is in its early phases as police are working on a suspect description.

Somehow, the injured man was able to drive about a mile up the tollway to the BMW Classic dealership, where a man named Matthew Johnson was wrapping up for the night. The victim was driving a BMW coupe.

“He said, ‘Sir’ or, ‘Bro, I've been shot! I need help!’” said Johnson. “My first reaction is, is this a joke? Is someone playing a joke on me?”  

He quickly realized it was no joke and called 911, even helping the driver with breathing exercises he'd learned as an Eagle Scout.

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