24 year old Justine Dubois is accused of shooting an Omaha paramedic in the back of a rescue squad earlier this month
Dubois spoke to reporters from jail on Thursday. She admits that she stole a car and had done drugs before the incident. But she says she did not have a gun on July 1st when she was loaded into a rescue squad after suffering a seizure.
"Why would I shoot someone who is trying to help me," Dubois says. She says a female officer did a thorough search before she was loaded up.
Dubois says she was upset over her medical situation and that she mouthed off to the paramedic. She implied it was paramedic Brock Borhart who had a gun and she struggled to get it pointed away from her.
She says the gun then went off and she was hit in the leg. Police say Borhart suffered a graze wound to the chest. Dubois says the officer found some money, marijuanna and her glasses during the search, but no gun.
Dubois told reporters that she has dealt drugs for years and used her sister's name after she was arrested, but was adamant that she was not armed.
She is facing a number of charges and is being held on $750-thousand.