Paramedic Shot in Oakland Hills Dies

Victim was a paramedic who worked in San Jose

By Terry McSweeney and Cheryl Hurd
|  Friday, Apr 5, 2013  |  Updated 6:38 AM PDT
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NBC Bay Area has learned the man who was shot in broad daylight in the Oakland hills Tuesday has died.

Quinn Boyer - who was killed as he was leaving his sick father's home -  was pronounced dead just before 4 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Oakland police department.

He was a Santa Clara County paramedic with Santa Clara County Ambulance.  His employer said Boyer was well liked by all of his colleagues and was dedicated in his role as a paramedic. 

" It's shocking,  it's tragic we're all going through a tough time right now," said Brian Hubbell, a spokesman for the company and Boyer's supervisor. "Quinn was an absolutely amazing patient care giver. He was a great paramedic. He was loved by everybody here at the company."

Boyer was shot multiple times Tuesday. He crashed his car down an embankment at Keller and Handsom avenues in the Oakland hills after being hit by a bullet in the head by an unidentified gunman.

The gunman is still at large, and police say the shooting may have stemmed from an unrelated robbery attempt near where Boyer was stopped at an intersection in his Honda. Police don't know if it was an attempted carjacking, robbery or road rage.

Boyer had worked with Santa Clara County Ambulance was a full time paramedic since 2011. He was a paramedic since 2008.  His wife is a paramedic in Oakland.

Santa Clara County Ambulance spokeswoman Monica Gomez said the company will have counselors on hand to help employees deal with the loss.

Gomez said employees at Santa Clara County Ambulance previously had to cope with the tragedy that befell another colleague, Bryan Stow, who was beaten two years ago at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles after the San Francisco Giants played the Dodgers on Opening Day. Stow suffered brain damage and his treatment is ongoing.

Oakland police said anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the homicide unit at (510) 238-3821.

 Bay City News contributed to this report.

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