He Arrived For The Birth Of His Baby, Why He Started Firing A Pistol At The Nurses Will….
Chaos, anguished screams, and cries for help were caught on camera at a Dallas, Texas hospital when a gunman allegedly shot two nurses dead and pistol-whipped his girlfriend minutes after she had given birth.
Criminal Nestor Hernandez, 30, had been released from prison in October 2021 after serving time on a robbery conviction but was still on electronic monitoring with an ankle tag.
Police said they detained Hernandez after a Methodist Health System police officer shot and wounded him at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Hernandez was taken to another local hospital for treatment, the Dallas Morning News reported.
The victims, Jacqueline Pokuaa, a 45-year-old social worker, and Katie Annette Flowers, a 63-year-old nurse, were killed in Saturday's shooting at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, according to police and hospital officials.
Methodist Health System police, Dallas police, and Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to the shooting inside the hospital around 11 a.m., the Morning News reported.
“A Methodist Health System Police Officer arrived on the scene, confronted the suspect, and fired his weapon at the suspect, injuring him,” hospital spokesperson Ryan Owens said in a statement.
Unfortunately, the Methodist Hospital Chief Glen Fowler claims that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice may have given Hernandez special permission to attend the birth of his child, but no one at the hospital was warned that a violent criminal would be in the building.
“The police department had no forewarning that this person was being monitored by ankle monitor or anything about his criminal history,” Fowler said regarding how the Texas law enforcement team allowed the violent felon to enter the hospital without any warning.
Meanwhile, Dallas police Chief Eddie Garcia said at a news conference Monday blaming the justice system:
“In my opinion, this is a failure of our criminal justice system. A violent individual such as this should not have been on ankle monitor and should have remained in custody.”
More details of this tragic news from AWM:
Unfortunately, 45-year-old nurse social worker Jacqueline Pokuaa entered the room. Hernandez shot her in cold blood. After hearing gunshots, nurse Annette Flowers looked into the room and was shot from her place in the hallway.
Methodist Hospital Police Sergeant Robert Rangel witnessed the second nurse getting shot. He prepared for action and called for backup.
Rangel shot Hernandez in the leg, which stopped him from escaping the scene. After a standoff, Hernandez was arrested and taken into custody.
“This isn’t about being on parole,” said Chief Garcia. “What this is about is a violent criminal that was on ankle monitor and us thinking that in some way, shape or form that that’s a level of accountability. Because it is not.”
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