(WUSA-TV) DC Fire and EMS officials are explaining why an ambulance had to stop, in the middle of the transport of a suspect who was shot by police.
The ambulance the suspect in stopped short of the hospital, where he later died. Fire officials say it wasn't because of an attempt to let a suspected cop shooter die in their care, but because a new piece of equipment on their truck meant to reduce diesel emissions forced the ambulance to shut down.
The device which is mandated by the EPA to be on all newer model diesel vehicles is designed to burn of diesel toxins. It does it either automatically or manually. If neither of those happens during a common cycle known as a "re-generating cycle" warning lights will go off and eventually force the vehicle to lose power and shut off.
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