Update: Woman Who Allegedly Shot Firefighter Identified

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Police have identified the Omaha woman who they say fired a shot after a struggle inside of an ambulance, striking an Omaha firefighter and herself.

24-year-old Justine Dubois was taken to Creighton with a gunshot wound.

The EMT who was shot has not been identified and was treated and released at the hospital on Monday.

A "help a firefighter" call for the incident at 42nd and Center was put out by emergency dispatchers around 3:30 p.m. on Monday. The rescue squad pulled over to the side of the road near the Center Mall.

42nd Street didn't reopen until 7:30 p.m. while detectives examined the evidence.

Omaha Police say Dubois was reportedly having a seizure near a convenience store at 48th and L streets. Channel Six News has learned investigators believe she was faking the seizure there...and that officers had first contact with her before calling for a medic.

2.5-miles away near 42nd and Center, the patient, who allegedly had a revolver (see video of report), shot the firefighter on board the ambulance, according to Omaha police.

The firefighter was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center in serious condition -- and was treated and released.

Dubois was taken to Creighton Alegent Health in critical condition. She was upgraded to fair condition on Tuesday.

Investigators say Dubois gave officers several different names.

The paramedic's name will be officially released once investigators have a chance to talk with him.


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