A 39-year-old employee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Amy St. Pierre, was identified as the woman killed in the mass shooting at Northside Hospital Medical Midtown in Atlanta.
Amy St. Pierre Cause Of Death
Deion Patterson, 24, allegedly opened fire while waiting for his appointment, injuring five women and killing St. Pierre.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that St. Pierre was killed in the shooting.
The agency expressed its condolences and stated that it is deeply saddened by the loss of a colleague.
In addition to St. Pierre, four other women were maimed by gunfire. Three of them were in critical condition and were being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Patterson fled the scene after the shooting and was captured several hours later without incident at a condominium complex in suburban Cobb County outside Atlanta.
Patterson’s mother accompanied him to the medical office and stated that he had been experiencing mental instability due to medication he received from the Veterans Affairs health system.
He had wanted Ativan for anxiety and depression, but the VA refused to prescribe it, citing concerns about addiction.
Patterson reportedly had a history of run-ins with the law, including drug charges and probation violations.
The mayor of Atlanta expressed relief that Patterson was taken into custody alive and called for more stringent gun laws and increased police training.
The Coast Guard also expressed its condolences and stated that it was cooperating with local authorities in the investigation.