Two hospital employees were gunned down in a senseless act of violence on Saturday morning that was allegedly perpetrated by an aggravated robbery parolee, according to a DPD news release.
The shooting occurred inside the Methodist Dallas Medical Center in the 1400 block of North Beckley Avenue around 11 a.m. on Saturday, police said.
The suspect allegedly shot and killed the two employees and was then confronted by a Methodist Health System police officer, according to a preliminary investigation by the hospital.
The suspect, now identified as 30-year-old Nestor Hernandez, was shot by a hospital police officer, injuring him. He was then detained, stabilized, and transported to another hospital for treatment.
The CEO of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas said the suspect shot two maternity ward nurses, according to his Twitter account.
An officer in the area reportedly saw the suspect with a gun and fired a single shot, hitting Hernandez.
Hernandez is currently on parole for aggravated robbery and had an active ankle monitor at the time of the shooting, according to police. He has been arrested and charged with capital murder in connection with the deaths of the two hospital employees.
Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia called the shooting “an abhorrent failure of our criminal justice system” in a tweet on his Twitter account.
Hernandez is an apparently violent parolee that had access to a firearm and allegedly killed two innocent hospital employees.
Faith Johnson, former Dallas district attorney and political candidate, has accused incumbent John Creuzot of being soft on crime, christening the current DA “Let-em-Go Creuzot.”
Creuzot has yet to seek the death penalty and has neglected to prosecute a multitude of offenses since taking office in 2019, while violent crime in Dallas persists.
Dallas is in the midst of one of the most alarming increases in crime occurring anywhere in the nation, with a rise in thefts of cars and catalytic converters and in the number of murders and homeless camps full of vagrants across the city.
The district attorney’s office explained that the rule is that “The DA’s office will not prosecute theft of personal items less than $750 unless evidence shows that the alleged theft was for economic gain.”
Dallas has seen an increase in larceny/theft of over 10% since Creuzot took office in 2019, and in 2022, crimes against persons, property, and society have outpaced the number recorded in 2021, with 85,481 reported this year, according to the Dallas Police Department crime statistics dashboard.