NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Neighbors say a 75-year-old retired barber accused of shooting a California urologist to death in his exam room suffered from prostate problems and was angry about a recent surgery.
Stanwood Elkus was jailed on $1 million bail after police say he shot Dr. Ronald Gilbert multiple times on Monday at a medical office in Newport Beach.
Police would not say if the 52-year-old Gilbert was Elkus' doctor. Detectives recovered a handgun at the scene of the shooting and found additional evidence at Elkus' home in Lake Elsinore.
Neighbor Miguel Soto says Elkus told him that he was "worse than before the surgery."
One of Gilbert's specialties involved using a laser to vaporize prostate tissue blocking the urinary tract.
Elkus has an initial court hearing Wednesday.
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