BELLMORE - An emergency medical technician and volunteer firefighter was honored today by Nassau County for his heroic actions while responding to a car accident.

Justin Angell, 20, received the Valor Award after he was shot in the hip when he arrived at the scene of an accident in Bellmore.

Authorities say the man who opened fire, Jason Beller, of Commack, was killed by police.

In response to the award, Angell said, "As a member of the volunteer fire department, I never expected to get anything like this, or expect something like this to happen, but I'm glad I'm alright and I really appreciate everything the county has supported me with."

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