Jason Green, the EMT who allegedly ignored a dying pregnant woman because he was on his “lunch break” is now dead:
An FDNY emergency medical technician accused of ignoring a dying pregnant woman while on his break last year was shot to death early Sunday near a tony SoHo nightclub, police said.
A gunman hopped out of a car and pumped two bullets into Jason Green, 32, moments after he and a pal were turned away by a bouncer at Greenhouse, police sources said. Police brass said there was no indication Green’s slaying – which came after a street brawl – was tied to his callous refusal to help Eutisha Rennix as she lay gasping for air on the floor of an Au Bon Pain near FDNY headquarters in December.
He and fellow EMT and girlfriend Melisa Jackson were being probed by the Brooklyn DA for ignoring pleas from Rennix’s co-workers inside the downtown Brooklyn eatery. Green’s killing sparked rampant speculation within FDNY ranks that it was payback – and cops briefly sent a squad car to Jackson’s family home in Queens. Green and a pal got into a fight with another man – or group of men – after Greenhouse refused them entry.
All hell broke loose near Vandam and Hudson Sts. Green was declared dead shortly after he arrived at New York Downtown Hospital. He was off duty at the time. His friend was not injured. Green and Jackson, 23, were hit with a one-month, unpaid suspension for abandoning Rennix, 25, despite pleas from her co-workers at the shop inside the Metrotech complex.
The pair instead allegedly advised that someone call 911. The Rennix family said it was shocked to hear that Green had been gunned down.