Patrick O'Sullivan

Man shoots paramedic wife multiple times in their home, flees before cops arrive: Investigators

North Carolina authorities have arrested a man they believe fatally shot his wife Thursday evening at his home in Concord.

According to WSOC, police received a report of gunshots fired at the residence on Todd Drive. Upon their arrival, officers reportedly discovered paramedic Rebekah Hart-O’Sullivan dead inside the home.

Investigators believe she and her husband, Patrick O’Sullivan, were in an argument that ended when he shot her multiple times and left the scene.

Two days later, authorities in Cabarrus County located an individual who seemed to be in distress and exposed to frigid temperatures.

When deputies determined his identity to be O’Sullivan, he was arrested and transported to an area hospital for a medical evaluation. An investigation of the area near where he was found reportedly led to the discovery of a weapon.

According to neighbors, he and the Hart-O’Sullivan had three teenage children together.

The victim’s friends and colleagues expressed grief and condolences after news of her death was reported.

“This tragic development has had a profound impact on MEDIC and its employees,” said Mecklenburg EMS Executive Director Joe Penner. “On behalf of Rebekah’s co-workers, our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this time of solace.”

Police initially declined to specify what charges O’Sullivan was expected to face. According to WCNC, authorities indicated in an update that they had obtained an arrest warrant against him for first-degree murder.

As of the latest reports available, it was not clear what charges O’Sullivan is expected to face. In an initial statement, police indicated the investigation remained ongoing.

[Featured image: Patrick O’Sullivan/Concord Police Department]