Skip to Content

Official: Dallas shooter was attending birth at hospital


DALLAS (AP) — A Texas prison official says the 30-year-old man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of two Dallas hospital employees was on parole and had been given permission to be at the medical facility for the birth of a child. A prison spokeswoman says Nestor Hernandez was granted leave to be with his “significant other” at Methodist Dallas Medical Center during her delivery Saturday. He’d been sentenced to prison for aggravated robbery and was released on parole last October. Authorities say Hernandez opened fire around 11 a.m. Saturday and killed two hospital staff before being shot and injured by a police officer.

Article Topic Follows: AP National

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Associated Press


KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content