Paul Warren Pardus Identified as Johns Hopkins Shooter
Warren Davis Was Initially Identified as the Shooter in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Incident Thursday Afternoon, but a Man Named Paul Warren Pardus is Now Being Named as the Shooter
After police identified the shooter as Warren Davis, they reported that may not be his real name but only the name by which the hospital knew him.
The Baltimore Sun is now reporting that the shooter's name is Paul Warren Pardus from Arlington Virginia and he is related to Jean Davis.
Paul Warren Pardus, 50, killed himself and his relative (maybe mother, but no confirmation) Jean Davis, after shooting a doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital on September 16.
Pardus was being briefed about the condition of his relative Jean Davis outside her room when he became emotionally distraught and was overwhelmed by the news of his mother's condition. During the course of the conversation with the doctor, Pardus removed a gun from his person and shot Dr. David Cohen in his abdomen.
After reports that Paul Warren Pardus was caught turned out to be false, police managed to sequester him in the one area of the hospital. There were initial reports that police had killed Pardus (who they thought was Davis)but it looks like he killed his mother and himself.
At about 1:30pm the police were able to see that Mr. Pardus was down on the floor suffering from what appeared to be a gun shot wound and saw that Ms. Davis was not moving.
Both Paul Warren Pardus and Jean Davis have been confirmed dead. Police are treating this as a murder / suicide.