Wife of man killed in rural shooting spree thanks 'angel' that came to the rescue
PRIDE – The wife of one of the victims in a series of random, rural shootings north of Baton Rouge took to Facebook to thank a good Samaritan who tried to revive her husband after the attack a month ago.
Former BREC official Carroll Breeden was gunned down in his front yard in September. Detectives linked him to alleged killer Ryan Sharpe.
Breeden's wife D'Ann and her grandson found him bleeding to death after being shot near the road. The pair worked to keep him alive as cars drove by until one stopped, D'Ann Breeden posted on Facebook this week.
“I was hysterical. Many cars passed and I know they must have seen us but no one stopped. Finally, one car passed turned around and came back to help. It was a young lady with her two-year-old son. She came to our aid and followed instructions from 911. She worked tirelessly and stayed with me and [my grandson] until emergency personnel and law enforcement arrived,” Breeden wrote.
The woman didn't leave the family's side – staying with them until others arrived to provide support.
D'Ann Breeden said she had no idea who the woman was until the mystery woman showed up at her front door Monday.
“ I answered my doorbell and there she was. Oh, how thrilled I was to see her and to be able to tell her how very much I appreciate all that she did on that horrific evening.”
Breeden said the woman is Christie Brown, a Baker Walmart employee, and wants the world to know of her heroic actions and support.
“She is my angel,” Breeden said. “With all the evil around us, there are angels among us, and Christie is surely one.”
“People need to hear about Christie Brown and all she did,” she wrote.
Sharpe, the accused killer, is in jail and awaiting a grand jury hearing.
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