You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Suspect arrested in Ohio veterans center shooting

May. 5, 2014 - 08:28PM   |  
  • Filed Under

A former employee at the Dayton Veterans Administration hospital was taken into custody Monday after allegedly opening fire at the center, injuring one man who struggled with him over the weapon, official said.

The suspect, Neil Moore, 59, a former housekeeper at the VA center, was taken into custody by hospital security guards at Dayton’s Good Samaritan hospital, official.

He told workers at the hospital that he was seeking “psychiatric services,” according to police.

The injured man was identified as Paul Burnside, 61, who was shot in the ankle while apparently trying to wrest the gun away from the shooter.

Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl told reporters at a news conference that the shooting took place around noon in the break room of the hospital basement.

No motive was given for the shooting. One officer, speaking on police scanner, said the suspect apparently “came in looking for someone else to do harm to, didn’t find him and fired at this guy.”

Police said the suspect was driving a GM truck with “disabled vet” tags. The weapon allegedly used in the shooting was found in truck, which was parked in the driveway of Moore’s sister.

Police dispatches indicate that the sister had driven Moore to the Good Samaritan hospital.

Answers by RallyPoint

Join trending discussions in the military's #1 professional community. See what members like yourself have to say from across the DoD.

More In News

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

From Our Blogs


The latest from PT365

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.

This Week's Army Times

This Week's Army Times

CrossFit vs. unit PT
Troops will do the training plans in a $2.5 million study

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook