Police Chief Praises Armed Doctor Who Shot Active Shooter – “Without a doubt, I believe he saved lives”
As we’ve previously reported, an armed doctor prevented a possible mass shooting in a Pennsylvania hospital yesterday. The doctor engaged the shooter, hitting him multiple times in the chest and saving an unknown number of lives in the process.
Now, the Yeadon Police Chief, Donald Molineux, is heaping praise on the doctor (identified as Lee Silverman). According to Yahoo News/AP,
The hospital has a policy barring anyone except on-duty law enforcement officers from carrying a weapon anywhere on its campus, a spokeswoman for the Mercy Health System said.
But Yeadon Police Chief Donald Molineux said that “without a doubt, I believe the doctor saved lives.”
“Without that firearm, this guy (the patient) could have went out in the hallway and just walked down the offices until he ran out of ammunition,” the chief said.
As we previously reported, Silverman may face disciplinary actions if it’s found that he violated the hospital’s policy. This could include termination and possibly even have repercussions for his license to practice medicine.
I wonder what Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action would say about this one. She said the following when asked about good guys with guns stopping active shooters last month,
“This has never happened. Data shows it doesn’t happen.”