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Buffalo Hospital Shooting: Manhunt underway for Dr. Timothy Jorden, suspected killer

Dr. Timothy Jorden
Dr. Timothy Jorden

(CBS/AP/WIVB) BUFFALO, N.Y. - Police canine units are now searching a cliff near the lakeside house of a Buffalo, N.Y., trauma surgeon Dr. Timothy Jorden. He is being sought in connection with the hospital shooting death of his ex-girlfriend Jacqueline Wisniewski.

The search began shortly before 11 a.m. near the luxury home belonging to Jorden, 49. The house sits on the shore of Lake Erie.

Jorden is the former U.S. Army weapons specialist who police have been searching for since Wednesday morning. That's when Wisniewski, 33, was found shot to death in a stairwell at the Erie County Medical Center where she and Jorden both worked.

According to CBS affiliate WIVB, Cheektowaga Police say they have records of two domestic cases involving Jorden in 2003 but those cases do not involve the victim in Wednesday's shooting.

Meanwhile, The Buffalo News reports that Martin L. Motley III, a local police officer on long-term sick leave, was seen leaving Jorden's home with a Rolex and $5,000 cash. A police source told the newspaper that Motley was a long-time friend of Jorden's and was taken in for questioning.

The department has not released any more information on what he might have been doing at the home of the man police say may be armed and dangerous.