Suspect in Shooting at Minnesota Health Care Clinic Charged With Murder

Gregory Paul Ulrich is charged with one count of murder in the second degree, four counts attempted murder in the first degree and two charges related to his use of explosive devices and carrying a gun without a permit. (Wright County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Murder and other charges were filed Thursday against the suspect in a shooting at a Minnesota health care clinic that left one employee dead and four others injured.

The man, Gregory Paul Ulrich, 67, was charged with second-degree murder, four counts of first-degree attempted murder, possession of an explosive device and carrying a firearm without a license in connection with Tuesday’s deadly shooting at the Allina Health Clinic in Buffalo, the Wright County Attorney’s Office said.

During Ulrich’s first court appearance Thursday, Wright County District Judge Michele Davis granted the prosecution’s request for $10 million unconditional bail and lower bail of $5 million with conditions. Under the conditions of the bail, Ulrich cannot leave Minnesota, engage in assault or disorderly contact, use any firearms or make contact with any Allina Health medical facility.

Ulrich’s attorney, Greg Davis, did not object to the requirements and asked for a hearing March 22.

Ulrich was arrested after the shooting, which occurred Tuesday morning about 40 miles northwest of Minneapolis. Buffalo Police Chief Pat Budke told reporters Tuesday that the shooting was an isolated event and that there was no reason to believe Ulrich had any ties to domestic terrorism. Investigators believe Ulrich acted alone, he said.

Five people were taken to hospitals, said Kelly Spratt, president of Buffalo Hospital Allina Health. Four were taken to North Memorial Health, where three were stable in critical condition, the hospital said. The fourth patient was discharged.

The fifth person, who was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, died later, the hospital confirmed Tuesday. Allina Health identified the victim Thursday as Lindsay Overbay, 37, a medical assistant who had been with the clinic since November 2018.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Wilson Wong

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