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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:41 AM

Ronald Gilbert Murder: Calif. doctor fatally shot in exam room; suspect in custody

(CBS/AP) NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - A California doctor was fatally shot Monday in an examination room of an Orange County medical office and the man who police believe shot him was taken into custody in the same room without a struggle, authorities said.

The victim was identified as 52-year-old urologist Ronald Gilbert, who was shot multiple times in the upper chest and was pronounced dead at the scene, CBS Los Angeles reports. The suspect was reportedly a former patient of Gilbert's a few years ago.

Newport Beach police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe told The Associated Press that several 911 calls reported six or seven shots fired at the medical office near Hoag Hospital in Orange County.

Lowe said officers found a man dead from gunshot wounds in a patient examination room. Police took into custody another man in the room who they believe shot the victim.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57566382-504083/ronald-gilbert-murder-calif-doctor-fatally-shot-in-exam-room-suspect-in-custody/
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This incredible doctor was a family friend; his loving wife and small children have been robbed of him. The horror of this murder, and gun violence in general, is just too much to bear.

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Reply Ronald Gilbert Murder: Calif. doctor fatally shot in exam room; suspect in custody (Original post)
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hlthe2b Jan 2013 #1
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Mr.Bill Jan 2013 #3
pinto Jan 2013 #4
PasadenaTrudy Jan 2013 #5

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:06 PM

1. yet another senseless gun death. I'm sorry for your loss

I'd ask about any possible motivation, but suspect that isn't known at this point.

Regardless, it will remain a senseless and unbelievably horrific act.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:40 PM

2. The patient was a 70-year-old man who he had not seen in years.

Dr. Gilbert was the kindest, sweetest doctor I ever met. He once saw my son (when he was 4) at his house on a Sunday for a problem. Who knows what motivated the 70-year-old, if anything. All I know is if that man did not have a gun, Ron would be alive today. And his wife and young kids wouldn't be planning a funeral today.



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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:01 PM

3. Very sad

I guess now we can expect the NRA to say that all doctors need to start carrying guns.

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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:08 PM

4. Sorry for your and his family's loss. (nt)

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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:45 PM

5. My sis-in-law

goes to that medical center. So sad to hear this...

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