That's bullshyt. Your brother is laying unconcious and the only thing you can do to help the situation is create an even worse one? My statement is completely valid and displays that both you and him lack situational awareness. I've been in situations like this and me being present and relaying information to paramedics upon arrival made their jobs easier. Is the brother breathing? Where was he hit? Is he bleeding? He could have called his family and told them he was en route to the hospital, etc. This kind of information matters. Unless a person is dead you absolutely can do something to assist them. Everything he did in that situation was for him...If he could have put his ego aside, he would be at his brothers bedside, and not about to do LSU vs Texas A&M football numbers.
When's the last time you called 911 for a medical emergency? I have the apco ems dispatch card book that every us 911 center uses to dispatch for medical emergencies. I'm licensed and certified to use it and use it whenever I have to report/request medical emergencies. Unless there's CPR in progress or youre actively assisting and injured person, the calls take 2 minutes.
Is the person conscious? Alert? Breathing? Any visible broken bones? Any fractures? Cover any bleeding with a clean dry cloth, if bleeding continues do not remove but add more in addition too. Do not attempt to move the parties head or neck, don't give them anything to eat or drink.
There's more but once medical gives that info and asks those questions in a very specific order (otherwise the dispatcher/dispatch center/department can be legally sued for deviating from apco operating procedures) they get off the phone with you and you wait for the ambulance. They don't just sit on the phone while the ambulance drives to you from wherever. They take the next call coming in. That's for strictly medical.
Now in a situation like this where not only is there a medical emergency but a crime has been committed they may keep you on the line to obtain suspect information, vehicle description, etc. Smaller 911 centers might have someone that dispatches both 911 and ems/fire whereas larger cities may have a dispatcher that just dispatches police another that does fire/ems.
This has nothing to do with his "ego". He's just stupid, and was definitely scared seeing his brother laid out. He figured if his brother was going to die then the person who did it was going to also. It's dumb. And he should go to jail for life. And he's a clown for now not being able to comfort as well as receive comfort for/from any other family members.
Ego- representative of self esteem or self importance or self worth wasnt a factor here.
Dude was pissed and scared about his brother and pissed at the guy who did it and went off. He's 100% in the wrong but his ego didn't get him in or out of that situation.
Regardless his brother laying there in the street he couldn't have done anything to change that. He's not splinting any broken bones, or doing any live saving medical protocols before the ambulance gets there. It's a pedestrian accident, only thing you can do is provide the information via the phone and wait, if the patient is trying to move (which this guy definitely wasn't) encourage him not to and don't attempt to move or relocate him yourself, due to head/neck/spine issues.
He did make the situation worse by shooting. Any cops/ambulance would've had to pause til the scene was acceptable to enter. They don't just go pulling up to gunfights. This could've delayed necessary aid to his brother that could end or save his life.
I agree with you on everything but his ego.