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Richard Plotts

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.

Man Charged With Killing Caseworker Moved To Prison

The man accused of killing his caseworker and causing a Delaware County medical center to be put on lockdown is out of the hospital and in prison.

08/08/2014

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

Police investigate shooting on campus of medical facility in Delaware County on July 24, 2014. (credit: Matt Rivers)

Delco DA: 2 More Guns Found At Home Of Alleged Wellness Center Shooter

Authorities have found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.

07/26/2014

(Police gather near a doorway of Mercy Wellness Center following a shooting there.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Delco Police Official Calls Mercy Hospital Shooting Suspect a ‘Powder Keg’

Upper Darby police superintendent Michael Chitwood says Richard Plotts has been “302’d,” or committed to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation, after trying to commit suicide numerous times.

07/25/2014

(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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