FBI identifies double amputee veteran who shot doctor at VA hospital in Florida


A doctor at a VA hospital in Florida was shot Wednesday evening by a double amputee veteran.

The shooting at the West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs hospital occurred around 6:20 p.m.

A hospital tech was in the restroom with the with a double amputee whom they saw loading a weapon, according to the FBI. When the tech went to seek help, the shooter came out of the restroom firing.

The emergency room doctor was shot in the neck and was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach for surgery. The doctor is said to be in stable condition.

The suspect, identified as 59-year-old Larry Bon, was taken into custody, the VA said. According to Sun Sentinel, Bon arrived at the hospital at about 8:30 a.m. and had been combative all day.

Larry Bon (Facebook)

Authorities say he served in the U.S. Army briefly during the 1970’s and his injuries were not combat related. According to the FBI, which is leading the investigation, he is the target of an arrest warrant from Michigan and may be homeless in South Florida.

Larry Bon (Facebook)

The VA said the facility was secure and there would be no disruption Thursday to scheduled appointments.

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