Reports say a security guard at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine has been shot. Condition of the guard is not know at this time. Police are investigating and have not issued any information at this time.
PORTLAND (NEWS CENTER) --Portland Police say early Sunday morning, 27-year old James Angelo was shot outside Mercy Hospital, where he worked as a security guard.
Angelo was treated at Mercy and then transported to Maine Medical Center, where he later died.
Police said James Angelo told his supervisor he was going on a break just after 4am. He walked out of the hospital and briefly interacted with two people walking down the street. When Angelo turned to go back into the hospital, several shots were fired.
One suspect has been described as a black male in his 20's, short in height with a slight build. He has short black hair and appeared clean shaven. He was wearing black pants and a white hooded sweatshirt with a design or print on it. The other person was wearing a light colored shirt or jacket.
Reward Increased In Portland Hospital Guard Killing
Memorial Fund Set Up For Family
A reward has been increased from $20,000 to $30,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those responsible for fatally shooting an unarmed security guard at Portland's Mercy Hospital.
James Angelo, who was 27, was gunned down in the early morning hours of Sept. 7 in the hospital parking lot while returning from a break. Police are searching for two assailants.
Mercy Hospital previously announced it was offering a $20,000 reward in the case.
On Tuesday, Maine Medical Center said it was adding another $10,000 to the reward.
Maine Medical Center CEO Richard Petersen said the two hospitals are just a few blocks from each other and that it's important for people to see hospitals as "places of healing and safe havens --places where you can feel safe."
A memorial fund has also been set up for James Angelos family.
How about arming your security guards for starters, for those of you unfamilar Maine Medical Center is a big time hospital in Maine = to our BMC or UMass Medical Center in Worcester or Bay State or Hartford Hospital. Shitbird express in that area.
I believe Last friday October 31, 2008 the $30,000 reward expired, But another $11,000 was added to the reward unknown how long though.
rg1283 and justanotherparatrooper you are both correct.
Its sad that in order to protect ourselves we have to buy our own vests. And the only thing to defend ourselves, 600 patients, and over 5,000 employees is our hands, radio to throw at the attacker, and Keys to hopefully gouge there eyes out before they put a couple 43 cent pieces of lead in our chest.
But from what i've heard is that "it will take time" to make a change.