Thu June 14, 2012
Buffalo Police issue nationwide search for doctor in connection with ECMC shooting
Buffalo Police issued a nationwide search for an trauma surgeon wanted as a "person of interest" in Wednesday fatal shooting at ECMC.
Multiple law enforcement agencies continue to look for Dr. Timothy Jorden in connection with the shocking shooting death of 33-year-old Jackie Wisniewski, the ECMC receptionist who was killed at her workplace early Wednesday morning.
Law enforcers have, so far, refused to label the trauma surgeon as a suspect, even though the 49 year old Jorden is believed the only person being sought in connection with yesterday's shooting death of Wisniewski.
Police remain mum as to motive or what the connection was between the doctor and Ms. Wisniewski; saying only that what happened yesterday was not a random act. Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda updated the press at a late morning briefing Thursday at Police headquarters.
"We're working with our state, local, and federal partners to locate Mr. Jorden. We want to talk to him about yesterday's homicide. We conducted yesterday search warrant at his home. He was not there; some other items were taken as evidence. Right now, we're just continuing to search for him," said Derenda.
The search of Jorden's Lakeview home and its immediate environs is continuing.
After hours of locking down ECMC Wednsday, police focused on Jorden's Lake View home where a variety of precautions were taken, including calling upon National Grid to turn off the power in surrounding neighborhood.
Wisniewski and Jorden lived together for four years before a recent parting of the ways.
According to Cheektowaga Police, Jorden had been involved in domestic incidents in 2003.
Buffalo Police spokesman Mike DeGeorge says Jorden may have an appearance that differs from some of the widely-distributed photos of the surgeon.
He may be sporting facial hair growth from recent days and has lost weight.
Jorden's professional career is one of high-level accomplishments. A former Army Special Forces weapons expert, Jorden earned a reputation as a gifted trauma surgeon.
There was a new development Wednesday night. A Buffalo Police officer on long-term sick leave was taken into custody at Jorden's home after police found him with a Rolex watch and about $5,000 in cash. Martin Motely was arrested. The Buffalo News says Motely and Jorden were friends, but Motely isn't saying much.
But at Thursday's news briefing, Police Commissioner Dereneda would not confirm that Motely was in custody.
Thursday police were using search dogs to scour a ravine near the doctor's Lake View home after a neighbor of Jorden's told police he heard a single gun-shot around 9:30 Wednesday morning about an hour after the ECMC shooting.