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Police searching for NY surgeon in woman's death

Joyce Lupiani

Police searching for NY surgeon in woman's death

CREATED Jun. 14, 2012

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Police are continuing to search for an award-winning trauma surgeon and former military weapons expert to question him about the fatal shooting of a receptionist at the Buffalo hospital where they worked.

They say 49-year-old Dr. Timothy Jorden may be armed and should be considered dangerous.

Authorities say 33-year-old Jacqueline Wisniewski was shot four times while in a stairwell of the Erie County Medical Center early Wednesday. Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda says the shooting wasn't random act. Media reports say Wisniewski was Jorden's ex-girlfriend.

Erie County Legislature Chairwoman Betty Jean Grant tells the Buffalo News that she watched Jorden grow up and never knew him to get into any trouble.

She says it's tragic that a doctor who saved countless lives might now be accused of taking someone else's life.