Richard Plotts

Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital.

Suspect In Delaware County Hospital Shooting Waives Preliminary Hearing

Forty-nine-year-old Richard Plotts is charged with murder, reckless endangerment and weapons counts in the July shooting death of 53-year-old Theresa Hunt inside a psychiatrist’s office at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.

10/28/2014

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, in file 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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