A man charged with shooting dead two nurses in the maternity ward of a Dallas hospital last weekend is believed to have shot after accusing his girlfriend of cheating.
Jacqueline Pokuaa, 45, and Katie Annette Flowers, 63, were killed in a shooting at the Methodist Dallas Medical Center on Saturday, police and the Dallas County Coroner’s Office said.
Authorities say 30-year-old Nestor Hernandez opened fire around 11 a.m. while visiting his girlfriend, who had just given birth, at the hospital.
The tragedy unfolded after he accused the woman of cheating and told her, “Anyone who comes to this room will die with us.”
According to police records, he pulled out a handgun and punched her in the head several times.
Hernandez was on parole from prison at the time and had been given permission to stay in the hospital while wearing an ankle monitor.
Nestor Hernandez, 30, opened fire on Saturday and killed two nurses, including Jacqueline Pokuaa, 45 (pictured), when they entered the room to tend to his girlfriend in labor.
Hernandez allegedly shot Katie ‘Annette’ Flowers (pictured) after hearing gunshots and seeing the room.Hana is described by her family as a ‘hero for her work’
“In my opinion, this is a failure of our criminal justice system,” Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia said at a news conference Monday. should have been detained.”
Hernandez has been charged with murder, but it wasn’t clear if he had a lawyer available to speak on his behalf on Monday.
He was not on the list of people held in Dallas County jails, and officials said he was treated at a Methodist after the shooting and then taken to another medical school for further treatment. .
Hernandez arrived at the hospital around 10:20 a.m., visited a woman in labor, and began hitting her repeatedly with a handgun.
According to the arrest warrant obtained, WFAA-TVHernandez was in the hospital for the birth of her child and began accusing her of infidelity.
According to the Dallas Television Station’s account, Hernandez then began making “ominous” calls and text messages to his family, telling his girlfriend that they were both going to die and saying, “Anyone who comes into this room You will die with us.” Affidavit.
Nestor Oswald Hernandez, 30, who shot and killed two nurses at the Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Texas on Saturday, was on parole after becoming worse at the time of the shooting.
Hernandez has a long criminal record and is currently facing murder charges for shooting two nurses at a Dallas hospital over the weekend.
At the time of the shooting, he was on parole for aggravated robbery and was wearing an active ankle monitor, police said.
Garcia said he shot Pokua’a when Pokua’a came into the room to tend to the woman, and then Flowers after she heard gunshots and looked into the room.
Hospital police sergeant. When Robert Rangel saw Flowers shot, he called backup and hid outside the room where Hernandez was reloading his gun.
Family members, friends and fellow health care workers have shared the victim’s photo and name on social media, along with memories of the murdered victim, calling for justice.
When Hernandez appeared, Langer shot him in the leg and police took him into custody after a standoff, Garcia said.
Ghanaian news agency ghana web Pokua is from an African country and reported to be the daughter of a retired army colonel living in Accra.
A flower lover who passed by Annette confirmed her death go fund me A page describing the beloved nurse as “her work hero, a single mother of four and a Grammy of five amazing grandchildren.”
Garcia said the woman Hernandez struck was being treated for injuries and the newborn in the room was not injured. Police identified her two women who were killed as a nurse and her case worker, but did not disclose who did what job.
Hernandez, the suspected shooting victim, was released on parole last October after being found guilty of aggravated robbery, according to Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokeswoman Amanda Hernandez. said he was given permission to be with his “important person”.
Authorities have not released any information about how Hernandez came to possess a gun while on parole following a felony conviction.
Ghanaian news agency GhanaWeb reported that Pokua hails from an African country and is the daughter of a retired army colonel who lives in Accra.
Methodist Medical System Police Chief Glenn Fowler said Monday that the hospital had received no notice of his criminal record and that he was being tracked with an ankle monitor.
Hana’s lover confirmed her death via a GoFundMe page that described her beloved ‘hero’ nurse as a ‘single mom by age 4, Grammy by age 5’
Methodist Medical System Police Chief Glenn Fowler said Monday that the hospital had received no notice of his criminal record and was being followed with an ankle monitor.
“That’s not something we normally ask parents,” Fowler said. .
Garcia said Hernandez was sentenced to eight years in prison for aggravated robbery and was sentenced to six years before being released on parole last year.
Arrested for parole violations in March 2022 and released by a parole officer in April.
According to Garcia, Hernandez was arrested in June for another parole violation in a Dallas suburb and taken to a county jail before being handed over to a Texas state prison, where he was released in September on an ankle monitor he wore while shooting. It was
Dallas County records show Nestor Hernandez has been arrested repeatedly since 2011 on charges including aggravated robbery, burglary, and illegal possession of a firearm by a felon.
The Dallas Police Department is leading the investigation into the shooting, which is also being investigated by the Texas Prison System’s Office of the Inspector General.
Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia speaks at a news conference Monday at police headquarters.Dallas police lead shooting investigation
Garcia documented the shooting at the Methodist Dallas Medical Center over the weekend when gunmen killed two hospital employees.
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