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Charges filed against suspect in Buffalo clinic shooting

KSTP
Updated: February 11, 2021 06:08 PM
Created: February 11, 2021 09:39 AM

Charges have been filed against the man who was arrested in connection to the shooting at a clinic in Buffalo, Minnesota that killed one person and injured four others.

Gregory Paul Ulrich faces seven counts total, including one count of second-degree murder, four counts of attempted first-degree premeditated murder, one count of possession of an explosive device and one count of possession of a pistol without a permit.

According to the criminal complaint, police were called at 10:54 a.m. Tuesday to the Allina Clinic Crossroads on the report of an active shooting.

Minutes later, Ulrich called county dispatch and said he would surrender himself to officers. Officers approached the building using a squad car as a shield and found Ulrich lying down with his arms out. When officers searched Ulrich, they found a firearm and ammunition.

Responding officers found five victims inside the clinic who suffered gunshot wounds during a search of the building. All of the victims were taken to hospitals in the Twin Cities. One victim, identified as Lindsay Overbay, died while at Hennepin County Medical Center.

During the search, officers also found two instances of damage to the building that were consistent with explosions. An undetonated improvised explosive device was also found in the building, according to the complaint.

Further investigation revealed Ulrich entered the clinic where he was met by staff. Ulrich then pulled out a handgun and began threatening clinic staff.

The complaint says the first two victims were shot in the reception area. After shooting the first two victims, Ulrich entered the interior of the clinic, where he shot the other three. According to the complaint, the fourth victim who was shot was hit six times by bullets.

Investigators were also able to confirm that Ulrich detonated two improvised explosive devices while in the clinic.

A search of Ulrich’s phone revealed video a message made by Ulrich that “alluded to the incident at the clinic,” according to the complaint.
Court and police records show Ulrich had made threats against the clinic in the past.

Hospitalized Buffalo clinic shooting victims no longer in critical condition

Allina Health released the following statement, Thursday night:

"Allina Health is grateful to Governor Walz for honoring the victims of the horrific workplace shooting at our Buffalo Crossroads Clinic, as well as all the front-line health care workers and first responders who have been killed or injured in the line of duty by ordering flags flown at half-staff through Sunday, February 14. 

"Our Allina Health family will also honor our colleagues by observing a moment of silence at noon tomorrow, February 12, 2021 at facilities across the Allina Health system. 

"We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of love and support we have received and know that our own employees and the public are eager to show their support. Today we set up a designated fund for the five families who were directly impacted by Tuesday’s tragedy as part of our Caring for Caregivers fund

"We continue to be appreciative of the support of health care providers, EMS and law enforcement. Out of respect for the ongoing legal process, we will not be making any comments related to the investigation surrounding the incidents of February 9, 2021 at this time."

A website detailing how people can help and show support for the victims and their families was unveiled Thursday. Click here to view it.


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