Two hours prior to opening fire at a Bronx, New York, hospital, the doctor suspected of going on the deadly rampage of Friday afternoon sent an email stating he thought his former employer had ruined his career.
“This hospital resumed my road to a licensure to practice medicine,” Dr. Henry Bello wrote in an email sent at 12:46 p.m to the New York Daily News, which published it in Saturday’s edition. “First I had been told that it was because I constantly kept me. Then it was because of the altercation with a nurse”
New details emerge about the doctor who opened fire at Bronx hospital
Bello, 45, wore a white doctor’s jacket and wielded an assault rifle when he awakened the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital at about 2:55 p.m., killing one man and injuring six others, the NYPD said.
Then he took his own life on the 17th floor of this hospital, police said, adding that he attempted to shield himself on fire.
Police on Saturday identified the only victim as Dr. Tracy Sin-Yee, 32. Although she typically operates in the practice, she was asked to cover the shift of a nurse on Friday, hospital officials informed NBC New York. She’d worked at the hospital for approximately a year.
From the email, Bello told the Daily News he sent an email to a colleague congratulating her for his shooting “after she sent out an email to everybody telling them to record complaints against me I can be terminated for being rude to her.”
“I only stated from the mail, it remains to be seen when my life is disposable or unworthy,” the dissatisfied doctor added.
Bello was hired at the hospital in 2014, but has been made to step six months after, NBC New York reported. Police said Bello had a criminal history that included sex abuse and unlawful surveillance.
Bello seemed to use his credentials to get access within the hospital.
According to a official that was NYPD, Bello asked for a particular doctor. When he discovered that man was inaccessible, he started wrecking his weapon.
“These bogus complaints would be the work of Dr. [Name Redacted], who believed the chairman shouldn’t ever hired me and he made sure I never finished my schedule,” Bello wrote in the email to the Daily News.
Bello alleged that he was blocked by the doctor from obtaining a health permit.
The email does not include any risks of violence.
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital did not immediately respond concerning Bello’s employment status or the correspondence.