Gregory Paul Ulrich confessed to detonating two bombs and shooting five people - one fatally - within two minutes of walking into the Allina Medical Clinic on Tuesday morning.
Front Page Detectives obtained the criminal complaint from the massacre while also learning that it was Lindsay Overbay, a young mother-of-two and medical assistant at the clinic, who lost her life after being shot in the abdomen. Three other victims remain hospitalized and await surgery for their injuries, one of whom is listed in critical condition.
Ulrich, 67, was charged with four counts of first-degree attempted murder and a single count of second-degree Murder; in addition to counts of gross disregard for life and possessing a firearm without the proper permit. He is being held on $5 million bond at the Wright County Sheriff's Office after confessing to the crimes once officers arrived on the scene.
Footage obtained by law enforcement shows Ulrich exiting a nearby hotel around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. He boarded a bus at 10:47 a.m. that dropped him off at the clinic five minutes later. He then walked into the facility and within seconds of being greeted by staff pulled out his gun.
The first victim was struck in the back and the second in the abdomen as they worked the front desk at the clinic, according to the complaint. Ulrich then went to the interior of the clinic where he next fired two rounds into the back of the upper leg of the third victim as that person tried to flee.
The fourth victim was hit six times, with Ulrich unloading bullets into their left chest, abdomen, back, upper left arm, and left forearm - twice. Overbay was the fifth victim. The 37-year-old sustained just a single bullet wound but it was at such a close range that it entered her abdomen, then passed through her liver and spine before exiting through her back
At the same time, Ulrich detonated two bombs inside the facility. "One explosive device was detonated at the entrance door to the clinic. The explosive device tore a hole through the lower metal frame of the exterior sliding door," states the complaint. "The explosive device shattered the glass of the interior sliding door. The second explosive device was detonated in the interior of the clinic near a desk causing significant damage."
Officers were at the scene by 10:5 7a.m., just five minutes after Ulrich entered the clinic. A minute later, they received a call from the gunman. He asked officers to back away and promised to surrender, but they instead stormed the building to get to the critical victims inside and arrested Ulrich after he was found in "the entryway laying down with his arms out."
There are still many questions left for investigators in the case, namely what Ulrich's motive was in carrying out this fatal attack. A preliminary search of his cellular device revealed "a recording made by the defendant consisting of a rambling video message that alluded to an incident at the clinic." There were no further details however about that recording.
It is also unclear if this was a targeted attack, but the complaint does state Ulrich still had a small arsenal at the time he decided to surrender to police. He was in possession of had "two loaded Smith and Wesson 9mm magazines ... one magazine with13 rounds of ammunition and a second with seven rounds ... a Ziploc style bag containing 29 rounds of 9 mm ammunition and two marijuana cigarettes."