Deadly medical center shooting timeline
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - ABC 57 walks you through a timeline of Wednesday’s deadly shooting at the St. Joseph Rehabilitation Institute.
Before 12:58 p.m.: Police say the shooter and victim, 56-year-old Dr. Todd Graham got into some kind of confrontation.
“There’s been other information that’s been updated that perhaps this has been a building situation within the suspect,” said CMHU Commander Tim Corbett.
Immediately before 12:58 p.m.: Dr. Graham, who worked at both the St. Joseph Rehabilitation Institute and St. Joseph Family Medicine, was walking from one facility to another when the suspect shot him.
12:58 p.m.: St. Joseph County Police received several calls of a shooting.
“The nurses and the staff at the facility surrounding that area and some of the local hospitals went into immediate lockdown as they were trained to do,” said Commander Corbett.
After 1 p.m.: Police arrived on scene. The suspect had already fled.
“When they arrived, they found a person down,” said Corbett.
Before 2 p.m.: The coroner and County Metro Homicide arrived.
By 2:30 p.m.: ABC 57 confirmed with police that the medical centers lifted the lockdown, and shortly after, FACT arrived to diagram the scene.
2:45 p.m.: Commander Corbett spoke for the first time.
“I think this was a targeted event with a specific victim in mind,” he said.
3:07 p.m.: St. Joseph County Police say they received intel about the suspect’s vehicle and headed to Dragoon Trail and Valley Trail.
“He went to a friend’s house,” said Commander Corbett.
3:22 p.m.: Officers arrived at the suspect’s friend’s house and found his body 30 yards from the front door.
Approximately 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Metro Homicide interviewed at least 20 witnesses at their headquarters.
5:45 p.m.: Commander Tim Corbett released the victim’s name, Dr. Todd Graham.
Both Commander Tim Corbett and Prosecutor Ken Cotter want to commend all of the medical center staff for reacting quickly and correctly to ensure the safety of their patients.