Parolee attending birth of his child shoots and kills two at hospital
A man out of prison on parole in Texas shot and killed two people at a hospital where he was attending the birth of a child, authorities said.
Nestor Oswaldo Hernandez was charged with capital murder after he opened fire at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, killing two employees of the hospital.
Dallas Police and Dallas Fire Rescue responded to the shooting at 11am on Saturday. When they arrived, they found Hernandez had already been shot by a hospital police officer.
Hernandez was transported from the scene to another hospital for treatment after he was stabilized at Methodist Dallas. He has not been booked yet as of Monday morning.
According to an arrest warrant obtained by WFAA, Hernandez began ‘acting strange’ after his girlfriend gave birth on Saturday morning. He accused her of cheating, before pulling out a gun and striking her several times on the head.
According to his girlfriend, Hernandez told her ‘We are both going to die today,’ and ‘Whoever comes in this room is going to die with us.’
Hernandez shot the two hospital employees when they tried to enter the room. The names of the victims have not yet been released.
The hospital police officer heard the gunfire and responded by shooting Hernandez in the right leg, the affidavit states.
According to police, Hernandez was serving a sentence after he was convicted of aggravated robbery in 2015.
In January 2015, Hernandez and another suspect followed a woman home to her apartment from work. They subsequently beat her and duct taped her hands behind her back and her eyes shut.
Hernandez and his accomplice stole her phone, car, and $3,000 from an envelope – money raised from a school fundraiser.
He also previously served a 2-year sentence for another aggravated robbery in 2011.
Hernandez received parole and was let out of prison with an ankle monitor. He received special permission to be at the hospital on October 22 for the birth of his child.
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