Buffalo (WBEN) -- Buffalo Police and their law-enforcement partners are sharing more details about the deadly shooting Wednesday at Erie County Medical Center -- and the eventual suicide of the shooting suspect.
Earlier in the day, Buffalo Police confirmed that New York State Parole officers had discovered the body of the person-of-interest in the case, Dr. Timothy Jorden, near his home in Lakeview, along the Lake Erie shoreline.
"Had the doctor been alive and captured, he would've been charged with murder today, but as I said, he's deceased so the case will be closed," says Daniel Derenda, police commissioner with the Buffalo Police Department.
Police officials spoke during a news conference late Friday afternoon at Buffalo Police headquarters.
Derenda says the national manhunt for Jorden ended Friday morning when the parole officers found Jorden's body.
"Dr. Timothy Jorden was found dead from [a] self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head," Derenda says.
Police announced Thursday that Jorden had become the subject of a national manhunt, but they didn't suspect he had crossed the border into a Canada. Derenda also acknowledged that police suspected Jorden had committed suicide, but couldn't discuss it at the time of Thursday's late-morning press briefing.
Derenda also described what police believe happened on Wednesday morning leading to the shooting at ECMC.
Derenda says Jorden had a 17-minute phone conversation with the victim, Jacqueline Wisnewski, and lured her into stairwell area of the D.K. Miller building adjacent to the medical facility before shooting her five times at close range. Jorden then returned to his office, may have reloaded his gun, and left the facility. Derenda says people at ECMC witnessed Jorden leaving the building.
"And at that point we believe he got in his vehicle and drove home. He lives in Lakeview. We know that he arrived at 8:37 a.m. from the [surveillance] video from his own home, and then four minutes later, departed out the back door," Derenda says.
Derenda says he feared that Jorden had commited suicide and it would authorities a long time to find him.
"Tragic situation. We have two people dead. We have a victim dead. We have the doctor dead. There's no winners here," Derenda says.
Derenda also thanked the local, state, and federal partners that the department in the search and working on the case. They included the New York State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Town of Hamburg Police, the Erie County Sheriff's Department, a K-9 unit from Niagara County, New York State Parole, and the U.S. Marshals. In addition, the Buffalo Police received SWAT Team assistance on Wednesday at ECMC from the departments serving Amherst, Cheektowaga, Tonawanda, along with those from the Erie County Sheriff's Department and the New York State Police.