‘I ran towards him:’ ER doctor who was shot describes drama at VA Medical Center

The emergency room doctor who was shot Wednesday night at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center says he saw a man in a wheelchair with a gun and knew he had to act.

So Dr. Bruce Goldfeder scuffled with him — and got shot in the back of the neck in the process.

“I saw the gun, and you know, I saw that it was being pointed and waved in different directions and I heard gunshots, so you know I ran towards him,” Goldfeder said Thursday.

“He was waving the gun, and so I kind of did like a football tackle. I tackled him and the gun at the same time and restrained the gun, and then I got shot when it hit the floor,” he said.