Well Known Doctor Murdered in Office While Treating Patient

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Well Known Doctor Murdered in Office While Treating Patient

Editor’s note: We have no idea if this prominent doctor was holistic, but so many are writing us that we’re simply doing a short story, and our heart goes out to friends and family.

A prominent New Orleans-area doctor, Elbert Goodier III, 75, has been shot and killed. Dr. Goodier leaves behind a wife and three children.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene on Thursday after 911 calls started coming from the hospital. While Dr. Goodier was treating a patient, John P. Thomas, 73, of Kenner, LA, walked into his office and shot Goodier in the head.

After shooting Dr. Goodier, Thomas walked across the parking lot to a Wendy’s restaurant. CNN reports that as soon as officer’s approached the front door, where Thomas was, he turned the gun on himself. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Dr. Elbert Goodier III was well known, and loved by his patients and colleagues. At this time, there doesn’t appear to be a motive. But, officials know that Thomas was a patient of Goodier’s and while he had no criminal history, family members report that he did have mental illness.

Our heart goes out to his family and friends.
Source: CNN

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  • benjamin

    Why though

  • Well if you introduce some logic into it, you can learn a few things. First we know that the guy who shot the doctor was not happy. Also he was going to the doctor to be treated for something. I know this because I do not see a doctor. It is possible that the doctor was treating him for something that was making him unhappy. So it is possible that the doctor was doing a bad job so the guy killed the doctor. The #1 occupation for suicides is being a doctor. The #2 occupation for that is being a dentist. #3 is financial worker. Lawyers are #4. Police officers are # 5. #9 is a pharmacist.

  • Jason Wilson

    Do we have a motive? What do we know about the doctor?