17-year-old who risked life in Essen Lane shooting presented award
BATON ROUGE – A 17-year-old boy who was shot and hit by a car while trying to help a woman on Essen Lane was presented an award by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.
Daniel Wesley was presented a citizenship award by Sheriff Sid Gautreaux for his bravery in trying to save 30-year-old April Peck, who was shot and killed by her live-in boyfriend, Terrell Walker, on Essen Lane in November.
Wesley, an EMT in training, stopped to help Peck and was shot in the arm and struck by Walker's car. Wesley had surgery on his arm and leg and is currently recovering in the hospital.
"Daniel is a true hero," Sheriff Gautreaux said. "We are proud to have a young man like him in our community."
Wesley is a senior at Central High School.