top of page

Hospital employee kills co-worker inside Philadelphia hospital, wounds two police officer

Law enforcement in Philadelphia report a hospital employee shot and killed a co-worker, and wounded two police officers in a wild shoot-out with four officers as they attempted to apprehend him.

Today's terrifying active shooter episode, which began on the ninth floor of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Center City Philadelphia, further proves that workplace violence can happen anytime and anywhere.

Anrae James, a 43 year old certified nursing assistant, was found fatally wounded in the hospital's hallway. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

Anrae James. James family collection

One of the officers who was wounded while attempting to apprehend the shooter required surgery. He is reported to be in critical condition. The second wounded officer is in stable condition.The shooter who was also wounded, has been taken to an area hospital. His name has not been released, nor has any information concerning a possible motive.

To peek inside WVPI founder Kathleen M. Bonczyk's research "The Killer in the Next Cubicle" concerning employee-on-employee violence and possible warning signs of a violence co-worker, click on this link:


bottom of page