An Omaha woman remains behind bars on a $750,000 bond after being accused of shooting an EMT while inside an ambulance on July 1st. 24 year old Justine Dubois spoke from jail today and said she did not have a gun in her possession and did not fire shots while being transported to a hospital by an Omaha rescue squad. She says prior to being put in an ambulance she had been placed under arrest and was searched by Omaha police officers.
Dubois says she was uncomfortable on the gurney inside the ambulance and did try to adjust a strap holding her in. She says she and the paramedic were struggling and that is when a gun went off. Dubois was struck in the knee and the paramedic was grazed by a bullet.
She maintains she was suffering from a seizure after being arrested for possession of a stolen car and exact details of the event are a bit blurry as she admitted to smoking pot and taking meth the day before.
Dubois is charged with felony assault, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, theft and for being a fugitive from Sarpy County. Her next court date is July 30th.