Mayor Gray Outraged By Man’s Death Near D.C. Fire Station

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WASHINGTON — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray says he’s outraged that city firefighters didn’t come to the aid of a man who collapsed across the street from a fire station.

Relatives of Medric Mills say he went into cardiac arrest on Saturday afternoon in a shopping center parking lot and later died. They say several people went across the street to the station, but no firefighters or emergency medical workers walked over to help.

Gray said Wednesday that he has spoken to the daughter of Mills, who was a longtime city employee.

Gray calls the incident “an outrage.” He says it’s under investigation and “people will be held accountable.” He says those involved failed to show “common decency.”

The firefighters’ union did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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