Co-worker gives FedEX shooting victim a fighting chance

by: Carl Willis Updated:

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KENNESAW, Ga —

A former emergency medical technician helped keep a critically wounded security guard alive after a shooting Tuesday.

It has been nearly four years since Sean Fajay donned his uniform as an EMT, but his skills and training were called on once again.

This time it was during an attack at the FedEx package sorting center in Kennesaw.

"God put me in the right place at the right time,'' said Fajay. "That's all Him. He's the only reason I got out of there today." 

He worked for Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service for nearly four years. 

Fajay currently works as a package handler trainer at the sorting center.

He told Channel 2's Carl Willis he was running to safety after police say Geddy Kramer started shooting co-workers, including security guard Christopher Sparkman.

"I was running out of the building and that's when I saw him lying there and I had to help him out," said Fajay.

Police say Sparkman suffered a lifethreatning gunshot wound to the stomach.

Fajay says he was handed a trauma kit that was mostly bandages, still he says he held pressure on the Sparkman's shotgun wound until an ambulance arrived.

"The wound wasn't any different than anything I've seen before," Fajay said. "It's just someone shooting at you, and you have to take care of somebody. It's just something I didn't expect."

Fajay says he and several Cobb County police officers carried Sparkman to an ambulance. 

Those actions gave him a fighting chance to recover from a critical injury.

With six injured and the gunman dead by his own hand, according to police, Fajay says he's grateful to have helped and survived.

"I'm just holding my loved ones close and just happy to be breathing," he said.

Four of the six victims are still being treated for their injuries, according to officials.

Stay tuned to Channel 2 Action News at noon for updates on this developing story.