New York – a gunman who was suspected of shooting at a hospital was arrested after falling in his own hole.
According to the reports, a gunman was caught openly firing in a video while being inside an emergency room of a work city hospital. He was taken into custody after police discovered his name in the sign-in book of the facility.
25 years old Keber Martinez hailing from the Bronx is now facing charges of attempted murder, criminal possession of a firearm, and reckless endangerment that unfolded at Jacobi medical center on Tuesday.
Keber Martinez wrote down his name at a Bronx hospital sign-in book which made it easier for the police to track him down.
He was arrested in the wee hours of Tuesday night.
The New York police department released a statement saying that they immediately responded to the hospital after receiving a call at 911 that a person had been shot inside the medical facility.
“Upon arrival police discovered a 35-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the arm,” the statement read. “The victim was immediately treated by medical personnel on location.”
Police say Martinez got into a verbal dispute with the victim before discharging “several rounds.”
The victim’s identity was not released but it is expected that he will survive. It is established that Keber Martinez knew the victim already.
“This was a cowardly act in a space where New Yorkers come for healing and care. Our health care heroes swiftly took care of the shooting victim and took actions to protect the other patients in the waiting room,” the hospital said in a statement after the shooting. “Our immediate focus is on caring for the patient and ensuring the safety of our staff. We are working closely with the NYPD as they conduct their investigation.”
Keber Martinez has a previous police record of six arrests – most recent in May of 2020 for the charges of drugs, grand larceny, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon.
“Today’s shooting is a sad reminder that we need to address the devastating problem of gun violence in our communities,” Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson tweeted. “My residents and families of the #Bronx deserves to be safe just like anyone else. It’s unacceptable that children are shot in car seats with their parents and patients shot waiting in emergency rooms. This is madness! Out of control. We are in the State of Emergency,” she added.