Friday, June 3, 2022

Black Man Michael Louis Murders Four Over His Back Pain At Natalie Medical Building In Tulsa OK


Last month, Michael Louis had an operation on his back. But the pain had become too much to bear, he claimed. And when an enraged Louis couldn’t find relief, he blamed the man trying to help—his doctor. Police said Louis fatally shot two orthopedists, a medical receptionist, a bystander, and then himself at a medical office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Wednesday afternoon, using a semi-automatic rifle he bought just three hours earlier from a local gun store. Louis, a 45-year-old resident of Muskogee, had roots in New Jersey and also went by Michelet Louis, his family told The Daily Beast. “We are so distraught,” Louis’ niece texted early Thursday morning. She asked not to be named in the story, citing the “heinous” nature of the crime. “I don’t even want to be associated,” she told The Daily Beast, emphasizing that the family does not condone violence of any kind. “We are aware that he has been experiencing back pain for a long time but [there is] no reason for this senseless act,” she said. “We are a Christian-based family. We have never experienced this before.” Dr. Preston Phillips, an orthopedic surgeon who performed Louis’ back surgery, was killed, Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin said at a press conference Thursday. Louis had been released from the hospital on May 24 but continued to complain that he was in pain, according to Franklin. He called to complain “several times over several days,” Franklin said, including on Wednesday, the day of the shooting, when he called Dr. Phillips’ office again, “complaining of back pain and wanting additional assistance.” At 2 p.m. that same day, Louis purchased the AR-15-style rifle from a local gun store. He took it to the hospital along with a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson semi-automatic handgun he’d bought on May 29 from an area pawn shop, Franklin said. Franklin said officers first got a 911 call at 4:52 p.m. from a patient who was having a video visit with their doctor, who told them to contact police about a shooting in the Natalie Medical Building, near St. Francis Hospital. Police arrived on the scene four minutes later. At 4:58 p.m., just 39 seconds after they entered the Natalie Building, they heard one last gunshot, which they believe was Louis killing himself. Phillips was found dead in an exam room in the Warren Clinic Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine on the second floor, according to Franklin. He said cops rescued an elderly woman hiding under a desk at the feet of Louis’ body. Source

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