Warrant: Opioid addiction may have motivated clinic shooting

BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — An investigator says dependence on opioid medication was the “driving force” behind last week’s shooting at a Minnesota health clinic that left one person dead and four injured.

In an application for a search warrant, Wright County Deputy Patrick Bailey says authorities found a plastic bag containing six oxycodone pills in a search of Gregory Ulrich’s hotel room. Bailey also describes a video in which Ulrich mentions taking more than 30 pills at a time.

Ulrich is charged with murder in the shooting death of Lindsay Overbay, a medical assistant and New Ulm native.  He’s also charged with attempted murder and other counts in the Feb. 9 shooting at an Allina Health clinic in Buffalo.


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