A turf battle between rival ambulance companies has turned deadly in Puerto Rico where two paramedics stand accused of murdering a competitor who allegedly “stole” one of their patients.
Luis Deida Martinez, 31, was shot dead on Wednesday as he sat in a bakery having his breakfast. The names of the accused paramedics have not been released. According to police, they shot Martinez and then drove away in their ambulance.
The two allegedly argued with the victim earlier in the day. At the center of the controversy was a patient that Martinez’s wife, also a paramedic, picked up that the pair believed was their patient.