ADVERTISEMENT

Police: Man upset at doctor appointment kills office worker

July 25, 2020 GMT
This photo provided by the Mount Laurel Police Department in Mount Laurel, N.J., shows Bruce Gomola Jr. Authorities say that Gomola has been charged with fatally shooting an employee and wounding a patient inside a Mount Laurel township medical office, Friday, July 24, 2020. (Courtesy of Mount Laurel Police Department via AP)
This photo provided by the Mount Laurel Police Department in Mount Laurel, N.J., shows Bruce Gomola Jr. Authorities say that Gomola has been charged with fatally shooting an employee and wounding a patient inside a Mount Laurel township medical office, Friday, July 24, 2020. (Courtesy of Mount Laurel Police Department via AP)
This photo provided by the Mount Laurel Police Department in Mount Laurel, N.J., shows Bruce Gomola Jr. Authorities say that Gomola has been charged with fatally shooting an employee and wounding a patient inside a Mount Laurel township medical office, Friday, July 24, 2020. (Courtesy of Mount Laurel Police Department via AP)
This photo provided by the Mount Laurel Police Department in Mount Laurel, N.J., shows Bruce Gomola Jr. Authorities say that Gomola has been charged with fatally shooting an employee and wounding a patient inside a Mount Laurel township medical office, Friday, July 24, 2020. (Courtesy of Mount Laurel Police Department via AP)
This photo provided by the Mount Laurel Police Department in Mount Laurel, N.J., shows Bruce Gomola Jr. Authorities say that Gomola has been charged with fatally shooting an employee and wounding a patient inside a Mount Laurel township medical office, Friday, July 24, 2020. (Courtesy of Mount Laurel Police Department via AP)

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — A man upset about his father’s urology appointment pulled out a gun and shot and killed an office employee who tried to discuss the situation with him Friday afternoon in New Jersey, police said.

The bullet passed through the 44-year-old woman, then struck a patient in the knee, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.

Bruce Gomola Jr., 51, was charged with first-degree murder. Gomola, of Burlington Township, is a corrections officer at the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly. He’s currently being held in a Camden jail.

Officials said Gomola became upset concerning an appointment for his father at Delaware Valley Urology in Mount Laurel, a suburb of Philadelphia. A patient services representative, Stephanie Horton, attempted to talk to Gomola about the situation when he pulled out a handgun and shot her once in the chest, officials said.

The bullet exited her back and struck a female patient in her knee.

After the shooting, Gomola left the building and drove away. Police said he returned shortly after and surrendered.

ADVERTISEMENT

He was also charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon, will be scheduled for an appearance in Superior Court.