DR Katherine Lindley Dodson was tragically shot in a hostage situation at a children’s medical center on the evening of January 26 in Texas.
Dodson is one of two people to have reportedly passed away as a result of the incident.
Dr Katherine Lindley Dodson was named one of two people were killed in a six-hour hostage situation inside Children’s Medical Group in downtown Austin, police saidCredit: Facebook
Who was Dr. Katherine Lindley Dodson?
Dr Katherine Lindley Dodson was an award-winning doctor.
Dodson, 43, completed her undergraduate degree in chemistry at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., where she graduated magna cum laude.
A SWAT team found the bodies late Tuesday after negotiators spent hours trying to speak to the people inside the buildingCredit: Dell Children’s Medical Center
She attended medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.
How did she die?
On January 26, an armed doctor, reportedly named Bharat Narumachi, held various people hostage in Texas and has reportedly “killed a female pediatrician” at a children’s medical center.
Authorities negotiated with the doctor for nearly six hours and have reported two people dead so far.
Dodson was named as one of the people who passed away.
“Austin police have officially confirmed that Dr. Katherine Lindley Dodson was killed by another doctor, Bharat Narumanchi, in last night’s hostage situation,” KVUE-TV reporter Tony Plohetski wrote.
Negotiators were head begging the suspect to answer the phone, shouting: ‘I am letting you know, doctor, there is a way to resolve this’ before Dodson diedCredit: Facebook
Authorities at the medical center pleaded with the gunman for hours using a bull horn.
“You don’t deserve to go through this… for all you have done for others… that is why I want to help you work through this,” the police officer said to the suspect.
“You have saved a lot of lives.”
During the standoff the negotiator repeatedly asked the suspect to cooperate.
“I cannot guarantee your safety unless you comply,” the negotiator said, according to KVUE.
Austin police also said that there were only two people inside the building at the end of the night.
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