Saturday, August 13, 2022

Police identify man fatally shot by officers at Irving hospital

IRVING, Texas – Irving police said an armed man who they shot and killed at a hospital Wednesday night went there for a medical issue, but it was not a mental health issue.

Police also said there were at least three officers involved in the shooting that killed the 34-year-old gunman.

Officers initially went to the room to speak with Michael McPhail after a nurse said he was behaving in a bizarre way and was armed with a gun.

Police claim McPhail fired two shots, once in his room and another time at officers.

Irving police added that this was never an active shooter situation, despite the gunman firing his weapon twice inside.

According to Irving police, McPhail checked into the Baylor Scott & White emergency room around 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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