April 30, 2018

Positivity: Cab driver injured in shooting reunites with officers who saved his life

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From New York City:

Updated: 10:21 PM EDT Apr 18, 2018

It’s the second time Jeffrey Cisnero Camacho is meeting police officers Jennifer Nicalek and Sean Higgins, and this time around, it’s a much happier reason.

“Sean and Jenny are my angels,” Camacho said.

With tears in his eyes, flowers in his hands and his family by his side, the 26-year-old father of three is overjoyed to come face to face again with the police officers who saved his life.

Camacho was driving his livery cab in the Soundview section of The Bronx in March, when police said Camacho’s passenger robbed him of $23 and shot at him 12 times, hitting him eight times. Two bullets are still lodged in his leg.

“I said, ‘I swear to God, I don’t have more money,’” Camacho said. “‘Please don’t kill me because I have three daughters and my wife, my mother. I have family at home.’”

Camacho was able to drive himself to a patrol car blocks away, where Nicalek and Higgins were sitting in the car.

“We had no idea what was going on,” Nicalek said. “We just got out and saw somebody that needed help.”

“We thought he was having a heart attack,” Higgins said. “He was holding his chest. Then we saw blood on his inner thigh.”

The officers treated Camacho until an ambulance arrived, cradling him in their arms.

Camacho said he’s forever grateful, and the community where he almost lost his life is celebrating his recovery after weeks of prayers. …

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