A former Army Special Forces surgeon who allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend to death at a Buffalo, N.Y. hospital yesterday remains at large, despite a day-long police manhunt.
Dr. Timothy V. Jorden, 49, is wanted in connection to the death of his ex girlfriend, Jackie Wisniewski, 33, a nursing student who died yesterday morning on the floor of the Erie County Medical Center where she and Jorden both worked.
The fatal drama at the hospital began yesterday around 8 a.m., when Jorden allegedly shot and killed Wisniewski, a woman identified as his former lover, according to sources familiar with the investigation.
She was found dead in a covered passageway joining the hospital's Kidney Center and another wing of the medical center, The Miller Building
Armed with a warrant and with ambulances at the ready, police this evening used a robot to lead the way as they searched Jorden's Lakeview, N.Y., home. The home was in the jurisdiction of the Hamburg Police Department, although the Erie County Sheriff's Department provided the special robot. The law enforcement units and ambulances left the home after the search.
another wing of the medical center, The Miller Building.
Buffalo police, backed up by a New York State Police SWAT team, converged on the hospital and locked down the facility, treating the situation as an active shooter scenario. The lockdown was lifted at noon, but no news emerged as to the circumstances of Jorden, who was officially described as a person of interest.
A decorated soldier, Dr. Tim Jorden had a military career that spanned 18 years and two periods of service. During his years of service, he earned numerous medals and commendations including the Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Master Parachute Badge Scuba Diver Badge Special Forces Tab.
Police say the 49-year-old Jorden may be armed and dangerous.
The ECMC Health Campus has since been reopened.
Dr Tim Jorden nas been found dead. I guess he shot himself. Will update as the story unfolds.