Doctor stops shooter inside VA hospital

Doctor stops shooter inside VA hospital


ANTHONY: JUST AN INCREDIBLE
STORY. THE DOCTOR SAYS THE WHOLE ORDEAL
LASTED MAYBE 40 SECONDS. HE CREDITS HIS QUICK THINKING TO
THE WORK HE DOES EVERY DAY HERE
AT THE V.A. HOSPITAL. HOW MANY GUNSHOTS WOULD YOU SAY
THAT YOU HEARD?>>THEY WERE KIND OF RAPID, SO
MAYBE TWO OR THREE. ANTHONY: IN MERE MOMENTS, E.R. PHYSICIAN BRUCE GOLDFEDER SAYS
HE TRANSFORMED FROM DOCTOR TO
PATIENT. WHILE A PATIENT BECAME A TARGET
SUSPECT IN THE RIVIERA BEACH
V.A. HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM
WEDNESDAY.>>AND THEN I HEARD GUNSHOTS. THEY WERE GETTING CLOSER TO ME. SO I TURNED AROUND FOR MY
POSITION TO SEAT AND I WAS ABLE
TO SEE A MAN WAVING A GUN. ANTHONY: THE FBI SAYS
59-YEAR-OLD LARRY RAY BON PULLED
OUT THAT GUN AS NURSES WERE
CHECKING ON HIS MENTAL HEALTH
AND STARTED SHOOTING. THEY SAY HE SMUGGLED THE FIREARM
UNDER HIS WHEELCHAIR WHEN HE
PASSED THROUGH SECURITY JUST
HOURS EARLIER. AND IN JUST 40 SECONDS,
GOLDFEDER STOPPED THE SHOOTER.>>HE WAS IN A WHEELCHAIR AND HE
WAS POINTING AND I WAS ABLE TO
SEE THE BARREL AND HE WAS SAYING
CIGARETTES, SOMETHING TO THE
EFFECT, AND SO I FIGURED THAT HE
WANTED A CIGARETTE, I DON’T KNOW. SO I SAID TO HIM, I YELLED, HEY
TURN OVER THERE, THERE’S A COP,
THEY HAVE CIGARETTES FOR YOU,
AND WHEN HE TURNED I RAN, AND
JUST PLOWED INTO HIM LIKE A
FOOTBALL PLAYER. AND I WENT INTO THE WHEELCHA
AND TACKLED HIM AND HELD HIS
WRIST WITH THE GUN. AND WHEN WE LANDED, I GOT HIM,
AND THEN THE GUN DISCHARGED AND
I TURNED AND IT WENT THROUGH MY
EAR INTO MY HEAD AND MY SKULL. ANTHONY: GOLDFEDER IS HAILED A
HERO NOW WITH MANY ON SOCIAL
MEDIA THANKING HIM FOR HIS QUICK
THINKING.>>I’M A CIVILIAN WHO TAKES CARE
OF HEROES. I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP
AND I DID WHAT I THINK ALL E.R. PHYSICIANS WOULD HAVE DONE IN
THAT SITUATION. ANTHONY: HE SAYS MANY OF HIS
COLLEAGUES ARE SHAKEN UP, BUT
HE’S THANKFUL FOR ALL THE
SUPPORT.>>I THINK WE ALL GOT SHOT
YESTERDAY, AND I THINK WE’RE ALL
RECOVERING TOGETHE
ANTHONY: A BULLET GRAZED A
SECOND PERSON. BUT BOTH THE DOCTOR AND THAT
SECOND INDIVIDUAL ARE RECOVERING
AT HOME. ANTHONY KUSTURA, WPBF 25 N

One thought on “Doctor stops shooter inside VA hospital

  1. The VA has it's own police force, actually in the ER but it's obvious that they are totally as incompetent as the Riviera Beach PD.

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