By Olivia Scheck
MANHATTAN — The shooting death of Jason Green, the disgraced EMT who refused to aid a dying woman while he was on break, was not related to the shameful incident that occurred one year earlier, police told CNN Monday.
Instead, police said Green was shot during an unrelated fistfight over a parking space near SoHo's Greenhouse nightclub, according to several media reports.
The dishonored medic was on top of an opponent, punching him, when a friend of the man Green was beating pulled out a gun and shot him twice in the torso, the New York Post reported.
The incident began around 5 a.m. as Green and a friend waited outside the Varick Street nightclub for two women whom they'd intended to meet inside, according to the Post.
Bouncers had turned Green and his friend away because the friend's shorts violated the club's dress code, the paper said.
As they waited, Green was goaded into a fight with at least three other men, the Post said.
He tried to walk away several times, but eventually walked down the block with them and began to fight, according to the paper.
As the men exchanged blows, Green somehow gained the upper hand, wailing on one of his opponents before being shot in the chest, the Post said.
The Daily News reported the fight took place over a parking spot, but the Post said Green's shorts-wearing friend had no knowledge of a parking argument.
The altercation was caught on surveillance camera, according to the papers, though the footage was reportedly too blurry for faces to be identified.
The men whom Green fought, including the man who shot him, fled the scene in a BMW, which has since been tracked down by police, the Post said.
Green made headlines in December of 2009, after witnesses said he and his girlfriend, also an EMT, refused to help a pregnant Au Bon Pain worker, who was having an asthma attack, during their break.
The worker, Eutisha Rennix, and her baby died in the incident for which Green received a 30-day suspension.