3 Killed in Ga. Hospital Shooting

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    3 Killed in Ga. Hospital Shooting

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    March 27, 2008 at 9:32 p.m.

    COLUMBUS, Ga. A retired teacher bearing a grudge over his mother's treatment at the hospital where she died fatally shot one of her nurses, another employee and a man outside Thursday before police shot him, authorities said.

    Charles Johnston, 63, is being charged with murder and will be turned over to police after an overnight stay in another hospital, where he was treated for a shoulder wound, Police Chief Ricky Boren said.

    The chief said the gunman arrived at Doctors Hospital with three pistols, including a 9mm automatic and a .38-caliber revolver, and went to the fifth-floor intensive care unit where his mother had been in 2004.

    "He blamed a male nurse. He didn't think his mother had been properly cared for," Boren said.

    Boren gave the following account:

    Johnston overheard someone call the nurse's name, then waited until he went into an empty room, where he confronted him, saying: "Do you remember me? Do you remember my mother?"

    He shot him once; the nurse started to run, then fell in the hall after being shot again.

    When the gunman started to leave, an administrative secretary entered the area, saying, "Where did he go?" As he rounded a corner, he was shot, too, Boren said.

    The gunman started to take an elevator but finding it too slow went down the stairs.

    As he was getting into his car in the parking lot, another car pulled in facing his, and the driver was shot as he got out of the vehicle. That man died later.

    A city deputy marshal arrived in the parking lot; he fired at her and she shot back, but neither was hit. A plainclothes detective blocked the gunman's car, and when Johnston pulled a gun, the detective shot him, Boren said.

    Johnston, who used to teach school, appears to be in satisfactory condition after surgery, Boren said.
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    Prayers for comfort for the surviving families and friends sent, and hopes for swift justice for the perpetrator....

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    His mother died in 2004 and he comes for revenge now?

    I'll bet $100 that hospital is a gun-free zone.

    I guess their signs are defective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grady View Post
    His mother died in 2004 and he comes for revenge now?

    I'll bet $100 that hospital is a gun-free zone.

    I guess their signs are defective.
    I agree...
    Four years late?
    Obviously he has/had many other problems, too!
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    I hope that he didn't have a CCW. Anyone have any information on that?

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    Just crazy. Prayers for the families.
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    That is an example of why I was so very glad to get out of hospital security work.
    The hospital I had the misfortune to work for, forbade any weapon of any kind for security.
    No gun, cuffs, mace, billy, kubotan, nothing.
    One officer showed up for work wearing soft body armor under his uniform shirt. He was fired on the spot. "Bad for the hospital's image."
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