Police Granted Gun Permit To Clinic Shooting Suspect Despite Court Order
BUFFALO, Min. (AP) – A person was charged with murder A shooting at a Minnesota medical clinic According to a published report, he was used in the attack with a permit from the local police department, even though he was the subject of a ban order threatening the clinic.
67-year-old Gregory Ulrich is charged 37-year-old medical assistant Lindsay Overboy was killed and four other people injured in an attack on an Alina Health Clinic this week. Ulrich threatened to commit a mass shooting at a clinic in Buffalo, a small town about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis, in October 2018.
Ulrich banned the threat from the clinic’s property, And next month he was ordered to be banned from contacting a doctor at the clinic. The order did not require Ulrich to possess guns and to commission any guns or permits.
But the Minneapolis Star Tribune did not name it, citing a law enforcement source, Reported on friday That the Buffalo Police Department had allowed Ulrich to buy the handcuffs used in the attack. Even though Ulrich was arrested for violating the restrictive order, the newspaper reported that permission was granted because the case was dismissed due to mental disability.
State law seems to clearly prohibit Ulrich from obtaining permission to purchase a handcuff. The law prohibits Anyone who has ever been found unable to stand trial by buying or having a gun. The law allows for some instances where a person can obtain rights, but they do not apply in Ulrich’s case.
Buffalo Police Chief Pat Budke declined to answer Associated Press questions about the report, saying in a statement that the city could not release information on gun permit applications.
Ulrich’s harassment case involves a notation from a court service agent in June 2019 stating that Ulrich had applied for “permission to buy” and was pending approval. The agent said he is “highly recommended” against allowing Ulrich to possess any weapons. A psychiatric evaluation was ordered, and the case was dismissed in April 2020 with a prosecutor stating that Ulrich was found “mentally incapable to proceed.”
Ulrich was charged on Thursday, with his bail terms set at $ 10 million or $ 5 million. Alina Health on Friday identified two shooting victims who had not previously been allowed to release their names: Tammy Schaffler, a business representative with the company for 32 years, and Antoine Fransen-Pruden, a licensed practical nurse who works for the company. Is with 2018. The company did not provide its terms. Three shooting victims are hospitalized, one in fair condition and two in good condition, while a quarter were released from the hospital immediately after the shooting.
At a news conference following Thursday’s hearing, Wright County Sheriff Sean Derringer was asked about any permits Ulrich held.
Dingering said he could not talk about specific permits, but said approvals can be complicated. He said there are 2 1/2 people working in his office, they handle anything and allow them to buy guns and carry them in public.
Occasionally, Deeringer said, “You must have a master’s degree to read some of these criminal histories to catch ineligible people”.
“Sometimes they slip through the crack,” he said.
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