the caseworker was shot, (Silverman) crouched down behind the desk to avoid him being shot, Whelan said. was able to reach for his weapon, and realizing it was a life or death situation, was able to engage the defendant in the exchange of gunfire. struggle ensued and spilled out into the hallway, Whelan said. Another doctor and a caseworker jumped in to help Silverman and secure Plotts weapon, he said.
The motive for the shooting remained unclear. Whelan said Plotts, of Upper Darby, might have had issues with the doctor over his treatment plan. It is not known, however, if that is why Silverman was Air Max Thea Matte Silver
Staff members had heard loud arguing inside Silverman office during the appointment. They opened the door and noticed the patient had a gun pointed at the doctor, so they quietly closed the door and dialed 911, Whelan said.
The exchange of gunfire occurred on the third floor of the Wellness Center at Mercy Fitzgerald, a 204 bed community teaching hospital. They also said the centre had no metal detectors.
The psychiatrist, Dr. Lee Silverman, was grazed in the temple during Nike Air Max 2015 Clearance
age with a lengthy criminal record, but Whelan was unsure if it was the same person.
armed, apparently against hospital policy.
Plotts, severely wounded from several shots, emerged from the office, and another doctor and a caseworker helped wrestle him to the floor of the hallway and grabbed his Nike Air Max Tavas 45 5 weapon, Whelan said.
Authorities seek motive for gunfight between patient
Whelan said Plotts, 49, was underwent surgery Thursday night at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Silverman was treated and released. Telephone calls to the doctor home went unanswered.
Patients waiting in the first floor lobby reported a tense scene when police arrived and ordered everyone out. Most of the patients were elderly. appointment. were people with walkers and canes and stuff. All these cops were outside running here and there with these guns.
But Yeadon Police Chief Donald Molineux said that a doubt, I believe the doctor saved lives. that firearm, this guy (the patient) could have went out in the hallway and just walked down the offices until he ran out of ammunition, the chief said.
Plotts does not have a listed home phone number. Court records in Delaware County show a man of the same name and Nike Air Max Thea Se Women's Shoe
Two guns were recovered from the scene, Whelan said.
acted vigilantly. They acted bravely, he said.
the gunfight in his office Thursday afternoon with patient Richard Plotts, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said.
The prosecutor identified the caseworker killed at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital as Theresa Hunt, 53, of Philadelphia.
A spokeswoman for the Mercy Health System said the hospital has a policy barring anyone except on duty law enforcement officers from carrying weapons on its campus.
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