Aaron Davis, a West Chester police officer, is being hailed as a hero by the community for saving a shooting victim’s life, writes Bob Brooks for 6ABC.
Davis said that the shooting took place during the early morning hours of Jan. 22 on High Street. He was in the neighborhood, monitoring the bars following the game in which Philadelphia Eagles made it to the Super Bowl. Then he heard a shot and saw a man recoil.
“I approached him and said, ‘Are you hit?’” said Davis. “He said, ‘Yes, yes, yes.’ I noticed there wasn’t any bleeding and that’s a bad sign.”
The man was bleeding internally. Luckily, Davis had recently done a training exercise with Navy trauma specialists.
“If you could simply keep the person from bleeding out on the battlefield — stop the bleeding, get them somewhere they can take care of the injury — they have a good chance of survival,” said Davis.
Instead of waiting for an ambulance, he got the victim to his vehicle and got to Chester County Hospital as fast as he could. His quick reaction saved the victim’s life.
Read more about Aaron Davis at 6ABC.