According to Irving police, the armed gunman they shot and killed Wednesday night at a hospital went there for a medical issue; it was not a mental health problem.
The shooting that claimed the life of the 34-year-old gunman, according to police, also involved at least three other cops.
Officers went to the room to speak with Michael McPhail at first when a nurse reported that he was acting strangely and carrying a gun.
According to the police, McPhail shot twice—once at the policemen and once inside his room.
Despite the fact that the shooter fired his pistol twice inside, Irving police said that there was never an active shooter situation.
Around 7 o’clock on Wednesday night, McPhail checked into the emergency department at Baylor Scott & White, according to Irving police.
Police report says that McPhail was in possession of a weapon when the nurse went to check on him an hour later in a room where he was by himself. The nurse reported his strange behavior to the police.
The Irving police officer had gone to the hospital for a separate DWI blood test.
McPhail allegedly fired a shot into the room as the Irving and Baylor cops approached him, according to the police.
Three additional Irving officers arrived after the initial shot was fired, and they attempted to negotiate his surrender.
No hospital staff members or police officers were hurt, and McPhail passed away at the scene.
Although the incident was captured on body camera video, authorities declined to reveal how the firearm was hidden when McPhail entered the hospital.
There is no information about why he went to the ER.