Doctor killed, shooter kills self at nearby restaurant
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies continue to
investigate the shooting death of a 75-year-old Metairie urologist while the
physician treated a patient in his office near East Jefferson General Hospital.
Deputies say the suspected shooter then ran to a nearby fast-food restaurant
Thursday afternoon where he took his own life.
Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson
Parish Sheriff's Office, says 73-year-old John Thomas of Kenner shot himself in
the head as deputies began to enter the restaurant.
Fortunato says Dr. Elbert Goodier III was shot in the
head and pronounced dead at his office. The patient he was treating was not
Fortunato said in a news release that Thomas had no
prior criminal history.
He said a family member told investigator that Thomas
was a patient of Dr. Goodier.
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Posted on Sat, March 26, 2016
by The Lafourche Gazette