There is now a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the punk that shot KCEN Weatherman Patrick Crawford.
An eyewitness that Crawford approached after being shot recounted how he rushed to his truck to get paper towels to help stop the bleeding meteorologist who was shot outside his television station last week.
“He said ‘I’ve been shot. I’ve been shot. I’m in terrible pain. Help me please!’” Richard Dieter told ABC News of the moment he saw Patrick Crawford early Wednesday.
“[I] went and got some paper towels out of my truck and we held those on his wounds and five to six minutes later, the state trooper showed up,” Deiter said.
Crawford is still recovering, as law enforcement officials search for his attacker.
The Falls County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday that an anonymous donor had donated $5,000 in addition to the $5,000 that had already been offered by authorities for information leading to an arrest in the case (what about KCEN? Just asking...)
“We’re going to do everything we can to find this person,” said KCEN producer Crystal Pratt. “Someone knows who this person is.”
KCEN News Director Jim Hice described the sound of the shooting, saying he “never thought it would happen here.”
“I heard the ‘pop, pop, pop, pop,’” he added.
Crawford was able to drive away and flag down help even though he had been shot twice. He remained at an area hospital Sunday, where he was recovering from his injuries.