Shooter targets, kills athletics department’s consulting physician
Observer Staff Report | Thursday, July 27, 2017
Dr. Todd A. Graham, a consulting physician in the Notre Dame athletics department, was shot and killed Wednesday at the age of 56, according to a South Bend Tribune report.
“The University of Notre Dame joins with the community in mourning the death of Dr. Todd Graham, who served as a consulting physician in our athletics department,” University spokesman Dennis Brown said in a statement. “Our condolences go out to his family and friends, and our prayers are with them.”
According to the report, Graham was targeted by the shooter, Michael Jarvis, after a confrontation between the two earlier Wednesday when, during an appointment, Graham had declined to prescribe Jarvis’s wife an opioid medication. Jarvis later returned to the medical complex and ambushed Graham, according to the report, then shot Graham twice in the head.
University spokesperson Paul Browne has confirmed Jarvis was an employee at the University, serving in parking services and as a “seasonal greenskeeper,” according to the Notre Dame directory.
In addition to his work with the University athletic department, Graham was a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at South Bend Orthopedics, according to the report.