By Lee Peacock
Special to the Ledger 

Patient at Monroe hospital kills himself

Tosses hot coffee on face of deputy sheriff, takes deputy's gun and turns it on himself


July 27, 2023

Courtesy Photo


A shooting incident Wednesday afternoon of last week at Monroe County Hospital in Monroeville left a Mineola man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to Monroe County Sheriff Tom Boatwright, the events leading up to the shooting began Tuesday of last week when officials at the Monroe County Jail found inmate Kody Kyle Johnson on the floor of the jail with a severe cut to an artery near one of his elbows. Johnson, 25, of Mineola had apparently cut himself with a piece of sharp metal and was bleeding heavily when corrections officers discovered he was injured.

Officers immediat...

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