facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Armored truck shooting victim awakens

June 26, 2012 at 11:08 AM   |   Comments

EDMONTON, Alberta, June 26 (UPI) -- A Canadian armored truck security guard who was the only survivor of a deadly armed robbery in Edmonton, Alberta, has emerged from a coma, his fiancee said.

Matthew Schumann, 25, was shot once in the head June 15 as he serviced cash dispensing machines at the University of Alberta.

Three of his G4S security co-workers died instantly in the robbery.

In a statement, his fiancee Jennifer who didn't want her last name used, said doctors had removed Schumann from an induced coma and he was undergoing physiotherapy to regain mobility skills, the Edmonton Sun reported.

"He recognizes his family and was overwhelmed with joy to see our 2-year-old son for the first time last night since the incident," the woman's statement said.

Some 36 hours after the massacre, U.S. border guards arrested the sole suspect, 21-year-old G4S guard Travis Baumgartner at a Washington-British Columbia border crossing.

He was unarmed, had no passport and had a bag with $330,000 in cash in his mother's pick-up truck.

He is scheduled to appear in court July 5 to face three counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder and four counts of robbery with a firearm, the Sun said.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Poll: Voters don't like Republicans but will vote for them Poll: Voters don't like Republicans but will vote for them
2
Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014 Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014
3
Texas woman set for execution for starving girlfriend's son Texas woman set for execution for starving girlfriend's son
4
Occupy Wall Street celebrates 3-year anniversary by forgiving $4 million of student debt Occupy Wall Street celebrates 3-year anniversary by forgiving $4 million of student debt
5
Peshmerga forces kill senior Islamic State commander Peshmerga forces kill senior Islamic State commander
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback