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Disabled Army veteran committed for shooting 2 in Florida ER

2020-07-11

A disabled Army veteran has been committed to a mental health facility following his conviction for shooting and injuring two people at a Florida veterans clinic last year.

Court records show that on Monday, Larry Ray Bon, 60, was committed to a mental health care facility for 25 years at the behest of a federal judge in West Palm Beach, The Associated Press reports.

If doctors feel that Bon no longer requires treatment, he’ll head back to court and face up to 25 years behind bars.

Last year, Bon pulled a gun from his wheelchair and opened fire in the emergency room at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Palm Beach after prosecutors say he grew irritated with the staff.

Both a doctor and an orderly were hit, the former in the neck and the latter grazed. The doctor ended up disarming Bon, who was subdued by additional staffers. The two men survived the attack.

In March, Bon pleaded guilty to three counts of assaulting, resisting or impeding federal employees. At the time, he also pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm in a federal facility with intent to commit a crime.

With News Wire Services