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New Dad Kills Himself In Hospital Room Right After Wife Gives Birth

Cypress, TX – A 32-year-old man who shot himself to death in his wife’s hospital room just after she gave birth to their child on Sunday afternoon has been identified.

Michael Carl Nobles of Cypress was confirmed by the Harris County Medical Examiner to be the man who shot himself last week, local media reports. He shot himself at Willowbrook Methodist Hospital in Northwest Houston at around 5PM Sunday. He was flown to another Houston hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3AM the next day.

“Family members told our investigators that he had been recently distraught,” a Houston police spokesman told the press.

He shot himself with a.380 pistol, and had to be relocated to Memorial Hermann Hospital because Willowbrook was not equipped to deal with his injuries.

“We are a level one trauma center,” a spokeswoman said, “so depending on the acuity of a patient that will determine where a patient goes.”

Nobles’ wife, Kendra, and the couple’s new baby were not injured.

Texas law permits licensed gun owners to conceal firearms, but hospitals are designated gun-free zones. Nobles’ breach of security left some hospital visitors concerned about security procedures.

“They should probably have more security, you know. If they’re going to let people in the institution like that,” one visitor told a local news outlet.

“They probably need to have cops or something like that around if somebody has a gun or metal detectors or something.”

But a Willowbrook PR spokesperson said that they consider Nobles’ suicide an isolated incident.

“There are many signs visible throughout all of our facilities stating that the carrying of a handgun on the premises is prohibited by state law,” said the hospital’s public relations manager. “We also have security officers and armed off-duty police officers working at all of our facilities around the clock.”

Police are still investigating Nobles’ suicide, and his wife did not have a statement.

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Comment by Dexter on August 23, 2013 at 2:28pm
Shooting yourself in the hospital right after the birth of "your" child is quite bizarre.
Comment by Dexter on August 23, 2013 at 2:16pm
The family claimed dude had been distraught prior to taking his life so unless he discussed his troubles with his family prior to ending his life or left a suicide note, why he did what he did may have gone to the grave with him.

It is my belief that there was focus on the fact that he was able to get this weapon in the maternity ward because its a serious breech in security that needs to be looked at to prevent it from ever happening again. With the ever increasing incidents in gun violence the hospital doesn't want to be held accountable when a nut job bypasses security & shoots up the place. Texas being a state with the stand your ground law has performed more executions than any other state & with a republican governor don't look for any gun laws being changed in Texas.
Comment by zaod on August 23, 2013 at 1:31pm

This is such an incomplete news feed.....leaving too much to speculate about...it's a serious and disturbing matter.

Curtis said it best...why was the focus on gun and not why the incident happened in the first place?

Comment by tanya tho on August 23, 2013 at 12:55pm

@Tig that's what I want to know. they aint give no info on why? Now what was he distraught about? Jeez CF could you dig a lil deeper?

Comment by Dr. Phillip Valentine on August 23, 2013 at 12:36pm

Two things to consider; (1) that baby came out with a hell of a lot more melanin than expected; or (2) she fessed up at the last minute and said it wasn't his. A third option is that this was yet another (as Bro Chris mentioned) cheap plug for gun control judging by this article's focus on ways to institute even more surveillance and control over gun owners using an unidentified "member of the clueless public" to push the message of their disarmament control agenda...

Comment by Amanda G on August 23, 2013 at 11:05am
Hmmm
Comment by Rob on August 23, 2013 at 11:02am
What a loser! He took the cowards way out ! I feel bad for the mother !
Comment by conrad dasent on August 23, 2013 at 10:43am

This is not a joking matter it doesn't even matters if the child was purple, some saying it could of being black hey it could of being white and still not his, only the Creator knows, and the truth will be revealed through his wife actions.

Comment by larry on August 23, 2013 at 10:28am
Well said Curtis
Comment by Frederica Lester on August 23, 2013 at 9:52am
I was also thinking that maybe the child wasn't his. I would love to know the outcome on why he killed himself.

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