Rickey Fievez, center, was seriously injured last weekend in a carjacking suspect shot him in a Walmart parking lot in Washington state.
A Washington state man was just beginning to get his life back together when a gunman on a shooting spree last weekend left him paralyzed from the neck down.
Rickey Fievez, 48, remains in hospital in critical condition.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to cater to Fievez medical costs. According to the page, Fievez has lost his spleen and part of his pancreas.
“When we talk to him, he can shake his head and blink at us to give an answer, but can’t move anything else,” wrote Tyler Fievez, Rickey’s son.
“When we talk to him, he can shake his head and blink at us to give an answer, but can’t move anything else.”
– Tyler Fievez, son of a paralyzed shooting victim
Tyler Fievez said Friday that his father will lose his voice from the injuries to his diaphragm.
Prior to the shooting, the elder Fievez had spent several years in prison for drug-related charges, according to the state Department of Corrections. He was released in October and got a job with a fencing company. The owner of the company said Fievez was on his way to being promoted.
Fievez was the ousting of his partner at a Walmart in Tumwater when the gunman opened fire on Sunday, the Seattle Times reported.
Rickey Fievez, paralyzed from the neck down, remains in the hospital after being shot by a carjacking suspect who was eventually killed.
The shooter left the store and attempted to carjack Fievez the car. The gunman shot him two more times before you move on to another car.
A shepherd named David George, who is in the Walmart and was legally carrying a concealed weapon, a deadly shot, the shooter for the defendant would be able to carjack another vehicle.
The police later identified the suspect as Tim O. Day, 44. They say that the Day was carjacked a 16-year-old for entering the Walmart parking lot.
Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.