Doctor Gun Down In Examination Room
Urologist Dr. Franklin Gilbert, was shot by a patient in an examination room on the second floor of his medical office in Newport BeachCalifornia on Monday afternoon.
75-year-old retiree, Stanwood Fred Elkus is suspected of firing 6-7 shots in the doctor’s upper body. ABC reported that Elkus was taken into police custody on Tuesday and is being held on $1 million bail.
An autopsy was planned Tuesday and Elkus was scheduled to appear Wednesday in court. Police searched his home but declined to disclose what they found.
Gilbert, a married father of two children, appeared to be the only target of the attack, police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe said.
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