The gunman who killed a nurse and injured 4 different individuals within a Minnesota well being clinic Tuesday had a vendetta against doctors as a result of they refused to present him painkillers and had lately been given a allow for a authorized firearm, a report mentioned.
Gregory Ulrich, who killed at least one nurse on the Allina Well being Clinic in Buffalo exterior of Minneapolis, had a selected grudge in opposition to one physician and even affixed an indication in entrance of his cellular house calling the skilled a “quack,” former roommate Raymond Zastra told FOX 9.
“He didn’t just like the docs as a result of they wouldn’t give him all of the painkillers he needed. They’d give him a month provide, and it could be gone in just a few days,” Zastra, who lived with Ulrich in his trailer for 2 years till final July, instructed the outlet.
The previous roommate mentioned Ulrich was typically excessive on painkillers and was seen sniffing glue, smoking marijuana, ingesting excessively and would “simply sit on the sofa excessive.”
A yr in the past, Zastra mentioned he noticed a letter Ulrich acquired that granted him permission to hold a weapon, although native cops “knew he was a wack job.”
“He confirmed me a brand new handgun he bought, I mentioned, ‘What?’ You shouldn’t have a gun,” the roomie recalled.
The Buffalo Police Division and the Wright County Sheriff’s Workplace each mentioned Ulrich was well-known to the division and “had a historical past of battle” with incidents relationship again to 2003.
He’d beforehand been arrested for drunken driving, possession of marijuana and has two convictions for gross misdemeanor drunken driving that resulted in jail time.
Zastra mentioned police responded to their house greater than a dozen occasions when he lived with Ulrich and he was “nothing however bother.”
Ulrich had additionally despatched a “disturbing letter” to Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo in 2019, according to the church’s newsletter.
“Pastor Ted knowledgeable the council of a disturbing letter acquired from Greg Ulrich. The Buffalo Police Division was referred to as and knowledgeable Pastor Ted that Mr. Ulrich is well-known to them and advisable no trespassing order be issued in order that if he ever did seem at Zion the police might take motion,” the September 2019 e-newsletter reads.
“The order was issued the next day and the employees have been given an image of Mr. Ulrich and knowledgeable to name 911 if he does seem on any of Zion’s properties.”