(BUFFALO, N.Y.) — A former U.S. Army Special Forces captain who works as a trauma surgeon is being sought by police in connection to the shooting death of a woman at a Buffalo, N.Y., hospital today. Officials said he might be holed up in a wing of the hospital.
Dr. Timothy V. Jorden, 49, who works as a surgeon at Erie County Medical Center, was named a person of interest by police in the fatal shooting of a 33-year-old unidentified woman.
She was gunned down in a covered passageway connecting the hospital’s Kidney Center and the Miller Building, ABC News’ affiliate WKBW reported.
A SWAT team locked down the hospital to ensure a gunman was not on the loose. It was lifted shortly after noon, with the exception of the area where Jorden could be hiding.
“The ECMC Health Campus has reopened, except for the DK Miller Office Building which is closed at this time,” the hospital said in a statement. “All employees scheduled to work today should report at their regularly scheduled time. ECMC is no longer on emergency room diversion and has resumed all regular operations. Anyone that needs patient or employee information should call 898-5500.”
A SWAT team was parked outside Jorden’s home this afternoon, looking for any sign of the doctor.
Jorden had recently been experiencing “emotional problems,” sources told the Buffalo Daily News.
A career soldier, Jorden graduated from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine in 1996.
“I’ve wanted to be a doctor since early in my military career as a medic,” Jorden told the newspaper in a 1996 profile.
Police did not comment regarding the victim or a possible motive for the shooting.
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