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Parolee Allegedly Guns Down Hospital Employees

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Nester Oswaldo Hernandez mugshot from June 18, 2022. | Image by Dallas Sheriff's Office

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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      

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Ihavetimetoday
Ihavetimetoday
1 month ago

Misleading. Tying the DA to this senseless act of violence is basically a political play. Parole and the DA’s office are separate entities. Do your due diligence to give “the people”, (as your paper proclaims to be for) a reliable accurate analysis. Regardless of party, using the power you have to write such a very leading article is unacceptable. Do better “writer???”, do better..geesh.

PATTI R Burt
PATTI R Burt
1 month ago

was this man an illegal? Was he a member of what gang? Why is it these criminals have more value than American citizens?

Yaya
Yaya
Reply to  PATTI R Burt
1 month ago

It’s irrelevant if he’s ILLEGAL, he should of been behind bars if he needed to be supervised by wearing an ankle bracelet. Now because of a broken system two innocent Healthcare workers are lost. Praying for the families, friends and community. May the victims rest in peace.

Storm44
Storm44
1 month ago

This is the result when the democrats control a city. Every major is in the same shape and all are controlled by the dems. Wake up Dallas!

David Barnett
David Barnett
Reply to  Storm44
1 month ago

Things need to change in a hurry if you do not want Dallas area cities looking like LA, NY , San Francisco , etc.

Lisa
Lisa
Reply to  David Barnett
1 month ago

My thoughts exactly 💯

Ronald
Ronald
Reply to  Storm44
1 month ago

Dems running a city controlled by republiklam govenors.

Janet
Janet
Reply to  Storm44
1 month ago

Same thing happens in cities controlled by Republicans. When are we as a city, state, and nation going to work together and attempt to find a just solution to the crime problems instead of pointing fingers and blaming everyone else but ourselves. The bias in this article is astounding. After reading it, I don’t see where Cruezot has anything to do with what happened, but I suppose because he didn’t prosecute some unrelated case, and is a democrat, he is not doing his job. I would bet EVERY District Attorney in this country has had a case for whatever reason, they didn’t prosecute and the perpetrator committed another crime. Don’t just criticize publicize the District Attorneys for t bad decisions and neglect the ones that changed or saved someone’s life. I know that doesn’t get you political points in TRUMP WORLD, but fair is fair. At least be honest with yourself before you try to influence others.

David Barnett
David Barnett
1 month ago

Every theft/robbery is done for economic gain.

Kaylee
Kaylee
1 month ago

Ignorant to assume every crime by someone who is not white is a crime committed by an illegal.

Ignorant to blame one person for the plight of an entire city.

Ignorant to believe your rich Republicans will swoop in to save the day.
Your idols, rich republicans have been killing and stealing for generations. It is just that their money buys everything.
Including loyalty.
They rob us every year around tax time.
They rob us every day by refusing to pay people a fair wage.
That “trickle down effect” that was supposed to happen when lowering taxes on the rich have only given them more power.
Ignorant,ignorant people.

Monte Mcdearmon
Monte Mcdearmon
Reply to  Kaylee
1 month ago

you sound like you don’t know what you’re talking about

kathleen
kathleen
Reply to  Kaylee
1 month ago

Don’t buy the lies of the MSM and ads bought by out of state Coulda Been Worse LLC. Check your old pay stubs, when Trump cut taxes my middle class paycheck improved. As a teacher I have disagreed with Dan Patrick, but the only decent raise I got in over 25 years of teaching was with Gov. Abbott and him. I had a 3 year wage freeze with Obama’s crashed economy that a state governor couldn’t fix. Even with all Biden has done to destroy the economy, Gov. Abbott and other Red State governors are seeing better than the national averages for most economic indicators.
I just want DA who will prosecute and lock up criminals based on their criminal actions not their skin color. Creuzot has openly stated he won’t prosecute certain crimes so that is not doing his job.

Robert Weir
Robert Weir
1 month ago

The gang tattoos on this punk should have been enough evidence of his danger to the community. Any District Attorney that refuses to prosecute criminals is a criminal himself!

Don Ivey
Don Ivey
Reply to  Robert Weir
1 month ago

I know this is going to draw complains, but we have got to start recognizing problem people. You can tell this guy was a time bomb.

Wolfman
Wolfman
1 month ago

Let-em-Go Creuzot needs to go…..One way or the other.

Katie
Katie
1 month ago

Outrageous & terribly sad. We need strength in this city, strength to arrest & convict. Strength to Raise Salary of Police. Celebrate police. No house parole. Quick public punishment. Vote for strength to bring back our once beautiful city. Extreme sadness for the loss of 2 nurses who gave their lives to helping others, while a creep has the run of the streets.

William McBreen
William McBreen
1 month ago

Too bad it wasn’t a bullet in his twisted little brain. Violent criminals should be locked up, period.

ef right
ef right
1 month ago

so everyone understands, cps was removing his baby. the hospital does not provide protection when cps and the nurse have to remove that baby. this has been an issue for years where people get their baby removed for drugs, abuse etc and they hurt staff. At this hospital people bring in knives, push staff, tell them they are going to kill them. administration has a soft stance on verbal and light violence. for larger thing, they have police.. so a guy who only knows violence is having his baby taken away and nothing to stop him. he will do what he know.

A better policy would be to have a police officer close during this procedure. it would make everyone feel safer.

Skip
Skip
Reply to  ef right
1 month ago

Indeed

C. Edward Jones
C. Edward Jones
Reply to  ef right
1 month ago

I knew there was a reason for him to be there. CPS throws stones then try to hide its hands. In matter this delicate DPS needed to be on hand to secure the safety of all involved.

Jello
Jello
Reply to  ef right
1 month ago

But I’ll bet there were plenty of Police Officers who warned administration that this would happen. I’ll also bet those same officers gave them multiple solutions that fell on def ears.

jake gallerano
jake gallerano
1 month ago

Gosh, I thought the state is responsible for parole – seems to be another example of the Express’ denial of civic reality in favor of partisan smear jobs. Your paper should try to inform the public that the Parole Board answers to the Governor – that would be Abbott, the last I checked…

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  jake gallerano
1 month ago

Boom! Logic bombs! Finally, a reasonably intelligent person replies. It’s almost a waste of energy with these idiots in here.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  jake gallerano
1 month ago

And the same can be said of setting bail. It’s not the DA.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  jake gallerano
1 month ago

Shouldn’t surprise you. This online rag is owned by a participant of the Jan 6 party in DC.

kathleen
kathleen
Reply to  jake gallerano
1 month ago

But could he have been sentenced with no chance of parole? Could the DA and Judge done something in sentencing to do more?

Ronald
Ronald
1 month ago

Republklans always want to bring this “democrat running city BS” up but they never bring uo the innocent people put to death or executed by the legal say so of republklan judge, governors or Attorbey Generals. Former Texas AG Ted Cruz, and governor Rick Perry knowingly let 3 innocent people be executed on Texas’ death row. So jyst stop with the soft on crime BS. Theree have currentmy been over 60 innocent people freed from prisons for crimes thry never committed and thats just in Dallas County alone. You want faur justice and racial justice in America? Get rid of anything reoublklan on benches in tge legal system.

Cricket
Cricket
1 month ago

Wow, so whatever reason he kills 2 people just doing their job. Now, he’s responsible for the their deaths and will spend more time or receive the death penalty for this. It boggles my mind that he was out of jail with an ankle bracelet, an opportunity to have some freedom. He traded his freedom for more time in jail…wow only fools mock at sin. Now he won’t see the light of day….very sad situation. Prayers for the the families that have to now bury their loves ones…..

Joseph
Joseph
1 month ago

This is one crime that screams for justice by plugging in Ol ‘Sparky at Huntsville.

Jim Capels
Jim Capels
Reply to  Joseph
1 month ago

Too bad security didn’t put 2 bullits in his head.

globug
globug
1 month ago

The state is responsible for parole not the city. That means that Abbot should go!
Learn how the government works because the paper depends on you (the readers) being ignorant and spreading/believing the lies they put out.

Polishdan
Polishdan
1 month ago

Last Friday, Creuzot DISMISSED 11 murder cases committed by Billy Chemirmir. How can you dismiss any murder prosecutions?

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  Polishdan
1 month ago

That dude is going away for life without parole. The DA went with the strongest cases to ensure convictions and won, saving the tax payers time and money. That’s a victory.

BTW, Collin County hasn’t said if they are going to try their cases at all against Chemirmir. So maybe go complain about their DA.

Janet
Janet
Reply to  Bill Fox
1 month ago

Thanks for the info. As usual we only get half the story. The part they want people to hear that furthers their political agenda, and gives them an opportunity to demonize anyone who has a different point of view.

Jay
Jay
1 month ago

Typical U.S. response “Blame everyone but the nut that pulled the trigger.” Just like in Uvalde. Just like blaming parents for bad kids. Just like blaming Beto for a son’s death. The moral of the story is go commit a terrible crime and set back and watch everyone but you get blamed for it.

Vanessa
Vanessa
1 month ago

Responding to ihavetimetoday, Wow dude, the word salad was quite boring
and misleading, it will only be real to u, when u are directly effected. I don’t know why other govs don’t have the Cajones to fire the corrupt DA,s as Gov Desantis did. People, u have to start vetting these people on your own, these people have an AGENDA and the end game is to destroy all of us and take our $$.
What’s the Endgame Soros? U and yr Minions.
The judges are the officials responsible for bail right? Get rid of them as well.
Why are these people getting paid to do Nothing?

margaret barrett
margaret barrett
1 month ago

Did Hernandez have a permit for his gun? Just wondering as of so far, no mention as to how a convicted felon would have a gun.

TexasRifle
TexasRifle
16 days ago

It’s clear the most dangerous thing to liberals is a press they cannot control. Any fact, any article or any opinion piece that challenges or is contrary to their talking points and ideology strikes fear in their heart.