The man who fatally shot a Prince George’s County (MD) Firefighter-Paramedic answering a 911 call died last week, according to his attorney and his sister.
Darrell Lumpkin, 63, had suffered a stroke and was in the hospital for a few weeks before being released. About a week later, Lumpkin died of a heart condition. He was sentenced to four years in prison in April for a weapons charge but had not yet reported to jail because the court was considering a motion to modify his sentence.
Lumpkin lived the last year of his life under a significant amount of stress for accidentally shooting Firefighter-Paramedic John “Skillet” Ulmschneider and wounding Morningside PGFD Volunteer Firefighter EMT Kevin Swain as they answered a call for a welfare check at Lumpkin’s home.
Ulmschneider, Swain and Lumpkin’s brother broke into Lumpkin’s home in April of 2016 believing Lumpkin was suffering a medical emergency. When the three came through the door, Lumpkin, who was incoherent from a diabetic episode, fired, believing intruders were entering.