Dr. Lee Silverman
Richard Plotts, 49, is also accused of injuring his doctor inside a “wellness center” at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, in Darby. The doctor pulled his own gun and wounded his assailant.
Richard Plotts was able to walk into the Mercy Wellness Center carrying a gun that authorities say he used to killed his mental health caseworker and injure Dr. Lee Silverman before Silverman pulled his own gun and fired back.
Chitwood indicated that the suspect, Richard Plotts, has a long history of violence.
Delaware County DA Jack Whelan says it was a good thing Silverman was armed, apparently against hospital policy, because Plotts had 39 spare bullets on him.