yale doctor shot to death by former colleague

Yesterday in Connecticut, Dr. Lishan Wang was charged with fatally shooting a Yale University doctor and firing at the victim's pregnant wife after a history of confrontations with the victim and other colleagues that led to his dismissal from a New York hospital: Former colleague kills Yale doctor at home.

Branford police say Wang is charged with murder, attempted murder and firearms offenses in the fatal shooting of Vajinder Toor outside his home. Wang also fired at Toor's wife, but she wasn't hit. Police are investigating whether Toor and Wang had a dispute on the job:
"We're following a hypothesis that the victim and the assailant had some sort of negative interaction at a previous employer," Morgan said, adding that police do not expect to make additional arrests.

Wang and Toor were involved in a confrontation a few years ago at Kingsbrook after Wang left his post at the intensive care unit and was not reachable for a few hours, according to a hospital employee who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing murder investigation. The employee said Toor reprimanded him and that Wang threatened Toor in front of other employees.

Wang filed a federal discrimination lawsuit last year against the hospital. He talks about a heated exchange with his supervisor in the hospital's residency program, "Dr. Vajinder," in May, 2008 after Vajinder accused him of ignoring pages and calls from hospital staff.

"An hour after this heated discussion, Dr. Vajinder then accused Dr. Wang of threatening his safety by using hostile body language, although he did not summon security to assist him," Wang's lawsuit states.
Wang previously faced allegations of anger and behavioral problems on the job -- an evaluation he disputed in a federal discrmination lawsuit he filed last year against the hospital. Considering that he just killed a man and shot at his pregnant wife, I think it's pretty clear the guy has issues. More here: Postdoc killed outside Branford, Conn., home; suspect charged.

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