Why Exactly Do We Care that He Was a Doctor?

He was killed because he opened fire with a rifle on a house, and was killed for being a violent criminal. Armed doctor killed by Charles County deputy was shot first by neighbor in self-defense, police say.

Diane Richardson, a spokeswoman for the Charles County Sheriff’s office, says Dr. De Quang Tran walked onto the front lawn of a home on Spring Oak Drive on April 26th and began shooting at the house with a rifle.

The homeowner inside, who has not been identified, returned fire with a small caliber handgun, wounding Dr. Tran, Richardson said.

An exchange of gunfire lasted until a cop showed up and killed the good (or not-so-good) doctor. Or madman. Or whatever.

He busted a storm-door at a neighbor’s house and pulled a security camera from the door frame. Then he went up the street and opened fire with his rifle. All at about 10 o’clock in the morning.

So what makes it important to know that he was a doctor? Before he was a violent criminal, that is. Doctors don’t do that kind of thing. (Obviously false) Educated people don’t do that kind of thing. (Also false.) It was such a nice neighborhood that kind of thing shouldn’t happen here. (You are not protected by your zip code.) What?