Dr. Lee Silverman

Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital.

Man Charged With Murdering His Mental Health Caseworker in Delco is Arraigned

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.

08/12/2014

Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital.

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Mum on Changes To Security Procedures

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.

07/29/2014

Thursday's Shooting At Medical Facility In Delaware County (credit: Chopper 3)

Superintendent Chitwood On Wellness Center Shooting: Suspect ‘Was Ready For Mass Murder’

Chitwood indicated that the suspect, Richard Plotts, has a long history of violence.

07/28/2014

(Delaware County DA Jack Whelan speaks with reporters about the Mercy Wellness Center shooting.  Photo by David Madden)

Delco DA Credits Armed Doc With Averting Wider Hospital Bloodbath

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.

07/25/2014

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