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Dr. Ronald Gilbert’s Shooter Stanwood Elkus Claims He Was Angry Over Incontinence

Stanwood Elkus shoots Dr. Ronald Gilbert over incontinence

COMMENTARY | Stanwood Elkus, a retired barber told neighbors he was angry over incontinence when he shot Dr. Ronald Gilbert to death. Elkus is scheduled in court for the first time Wednesday.

It remains unclear whether or not Dr. Ronald Franklin Gilbert, 52, was the physician who operated on Stanwood Fred Elkus, 75, for prostate problems leading to his supposed incontinence. Elkus was sent to jail with a $1 million bail after police said he shot Dr. Gilbert multiple times. Police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe says the urologist appeared to be the sole shooting target.

So basically, he’s angry because he was being forced to give a crap. But I digress.

The Inquisitr previously reported that Dr. Gilbert had died of multiple resultant wounds:

“It happened around 2:45 p.m. [PST] at a medical office in the 500 block of Superior Avenue near Hoag hospital, according to the Newport Beach Police Department … Police say the doctor was found in a second floor exam room suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body … He was pronounced dead at the scene.”

According to the Huffington Post, Stanwood Elkus had serious prostate troubles and was upset when a recent surgery left him running to the bathroom constantly, oftentimes in mid-conversation. Miguel Soto, who lives across the street, stated:

“One day we were talking about other things outside and he says, `Oh hold it right there!’ and he was rushing to his house and when he came back, he said, `I have a problem with my prostate.’ He said, `I had surgery and now I am worse than before the surgery.'”

It could have been worse, as The Inquisitr has reported, since one man in Kentucky who went in for a routine circumcision ended up having his genitalia removed for fear of cancer. Now that’s something no man wants to wake up to, unless he’s planning on it anyway.

According to Dr. Ronald Gilbert’s biography on the Orange Coast Urology Group’s website, he was a surgeon in general urology and sexual dysfunction, including vasectomies, and bladder and prostate cancer. One of his specialties involved using a laser to vaporize prostate tissue blocking the urinary tract, says Emirates 247. He had worked for 20 years at Hoag Hospital and was its former urology chief.

What do you think? Could Stanwood Elkus have been overreacting to a side effect? Or could it have been that the prostate surgery was accidentally incomplete, leading to aggravated incontinence?

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4 Responses to “Dr. Ronald Gilbert’s Shooter Stanwood Elkus Claims He Was Angry Over Incontinence”

  1. Brenda Drake

    How can you publish something in attempt to get sympathy for someone who shot an innocent man! I am thoroughly shocked.

  2. Theresa Mckinney Stevens

    Brenda I'm not sure ho you read the article but I didn't in any fashion see it as a ploy to get sympathy for either person involved. To me it is simply stating the facts that are known about the subject. Perhpas we should shame the news reporters for reporting the news also….

  3. Sally A. Seifert-Cohen

    Dr. Gilbert was a wonderful doctor and there is no excuse for murder-many times health situations take time to correct. Sometimes even the best efforts by doctors cannot solve a medical problem instantly. Bless Dr. Gilbert and my prayers will be for him and his family- plus all the patients who will no longer be able to get his excellent care.

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