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Man killed doctor who refused to prescribe opioids to his wife before turning gun on himself

By Mason White 11:01 AM July 30, 2017
Dr. Todd Graham
Dr. Todd Graham
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) Police in Indiana, said that they have to figure out a way to keep doctors safe as opioids addiction and deaths related to it are getting out of hand.

This comes after a man gunned down a doctor who refused to give his wife a prescription for opioids because the victim felt that she did not need it.

St. Joseph County Prosecutor Ken Cotter identified the gunman as 48-year-old Michael Jarvis of Mishawaka.

Police said that Jarvis was at a doctor’s appointment with his wife when he demanded 56-year-old Dr. Todd Graham prescribe opioids to his wife.

When the doctor refused, the couple left the office. Jarvis came back and waited for the doctor. When the doctor came out of the St. Joseph Rehabilitation Institute, Jarvis confronted him and the two got into an argument.

Jarvis then shot and killed the doctor, and he fled from the scene. Officer found him shot dead in a car that was parked on his friend’s lawn.