Welcome

Thank you for visiting paducahsun.com, the online home of The Paducah Sun.

Calendar
June 2012
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Click here to submit an event.

Cause sought for patient, doctor gunfight

DARBY, Pa. - Authorities hope to learn Friday why a psychiatric patient allegedly killed a caseworker at a hospital complex outside Philadelphia and whether a psychiatrist who shot the patient with his own gun, wounding him, had feared the man.

The psychiatrist, Dr. Lee Silverman, was grazed in the temple during the gunfight in his office Thursday afternoon with patient Richard Plotts, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said.

"There were some issues between the doctor and the patient, but whether or not he actually feared him is unclear," Whelan said.

Plotts, 49, of Upper Darby, remained hospitalized in critical condition. He was expected to be arraigned on murder charges Friday at his hospital bedside in Philadelphia, said Emily Harris, Whelan's spokeswoman.

The slain caseworker, 53-year-old Theresa Hunt of Philadelphia, had accompanied Plotts to the psychiatric crisis center at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, just southwest of the city, authorities said.

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Your comment has been submitted for approval
captcha 97420c17d3a549239e226a99ef79261e
Top Classifieds
  • Board your horse in La Center. Call 2 ... Details
  • CONCORD AREA MCHS - 3 miles ... Details
  • SEEING is believing! Don't b ... Details
  • 2012 Bass boat 17' PF175 Alu ... Details

Most Popular
  1. Bennett-Hogancamp
  2. Trump is his own worst enemy
  3. MODEST Bevin's Medicaid ideas deserve a fair hearing
  1. Lower Town asks city to save historic home
  2. Police officer arrested in prostitution probe
  3. Florida woman hits pedestrian, auto parts store
  1. Bennett-Hogancamp
  2. Fall Fiber Festival newest addition to local arts scene
  3. Trump is his own worst enemy
Discussion

Check out these recently discussed stories and voice your opinion...