5 dead, including shooter, in mass shooting at Saint Francis

Published: 06/02/2022, 7:41 PM
Edited: 06/03/2022, 12:17 AM

(TULSA, Okla.) On Wednesday, 6/1/2022, at approximately 4:52 p.m., Tulsa Police responded to a call about an armed man on the Saint Francis Health System campus. The suspect, now identified as Michael Louis, entered the Natalie Building through the second floor where he started shooting, killing four people before killing himself. 

At the scene, Tulsa Police found the suspect who still was in possession of a .223 caliber semi-automatic rifle and a .40 caliber pistol – both of which were believed to have been used in the shooting. Crime Scene Detectives recovered 30 .223-caliber casings, and seven .40-caliber casings. Also recovered from the suspect’s person was a note that explained what led him to this day and his intent to kill his doctor, Preston J. Phillips, and anyone who got in his way. 

Through the investigation, it has been determined that the shooting is directly related to a grievance the suspect had in reference to a back surgery procedure done for him by Dr. Phillips. 

The suspect’s aforementioned surgery was done on May 19th and he was released from the hospital on the 24th. The suspect called several times and complained to Dr. Phillip’s office about the procedure. On May 31st, the suspect was seen by Dr. Phillips to address the issue. Dissatisfied with the treatment, the suspect called on June 1st to complain again. 

On June 1st the suspect parked his car on the second level of the parking garage, which has direct access to the Natalie building and Dr. Phillips’ office. The suspect brought the semi-automatic rifle that was purchased approximately one hour before and the semi-automatic pistol that was purchased 3 days prior to the incident. 

Once in the office area, he began shooting and searching for Dr. Phillips. Four victims were shot and killed by the suspect. The victims were: 

William Love (Top Left): 73-years-old

William Love was married to Deborah Love on August 13th, 1967. He was a retired Army First Sergeant with 27 years of service. He served one tour in Vietnam. William loved traveling and spending time with his family. He is survived by his brother, James Love, daughters and their spouses, Karen Love & John Wood, Cheryl and Bobby Lowry, along with eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 

William Love's family would like us to share that at the time of shooting, William heard the gunshots and knew his wife would not be able to escape the building on her own. He sacrificed his life for her. 

Amanda Dawn Glenn: 40-years-old

Amanda Glenn's family describes her as a full-devoted wife and mother, loving sister, and daughter. A true servant's heart, Amanda always put everyone else first. She was the happiest just being with her family, with the most amazing love for her boys and husband. Amanda worked in the medical field for over 18 years. Her family says she was always had the brightest smile and kindest spirit. She is survived by her husband, Jonathan Glenn, and two sons, Gabe Glenn and Ian Glenn. 

Dr. Preston Phillips (top right): 59-years-old

A 1990 graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Preston Phillips completed two fellowships at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston in 1986 and 1996. Dr. Phillips earned advanced degrees in organic chemistry and pharmacology, as well as theology from Emory University. Dr. Phillips most recently worked as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with an interest in spinal surgery, joint reconstruction – including joint replacement and the treatment of fractures.

Dr. Cliff Robertson, president and CEO of Saint Francis Health System, called Phillips' death "the ultimate loss for Saint Francis and for Tulsa."

Dr. Stephanie Husen (bottom right): 48-years-old

Dr. Stephanie Husen was a sports and internal medicine specialist with the Warren Clinic in Tulsa. She graduated from the Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Services medical school in 2000 and completed her residency at Greenville Memorial Hospital in South Carolina. 

Dr. Husen completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma and was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. The chapter shared the following message on Facebook: 

"Today we mourn the loss of one of our own members of PC'92. Our hearts are with the family and loved ones who lost such an incredible woman. She was known and loved by so many and will always be remembered. No words could ever take away the pain of those affected, but know that we are here in full support and will continue to pray." 

The Tulsa Community Foundation has a Saint Francis Employee Emergency Fund setup to help members of the Saint Francis family. To see what you can do to help, visit https://tulsacf.org/saintfrancisstrong/.

This story has been updated with additional information.


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