Police found $300,000 worth of narcotics in the man’s vehicle, including methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana.
AMARILLO, TX — A man is in custody after ramming his car into a hospital entrance and firing a gun on Saturday morning.
According to the Amarillo Police Department, officers were dispatched to the BSA hospital around 1:06 a.m. regarding a man with a gun in the lobby, reports NEWS4SA. Upon arrival, officers were told that a man had driven his vehicle through a window, got out and walked through a shattered window into the front doors which were locked.
The suspect, identified as William Cash Love, 46, then allegedly fired two shots at the glass entrance doors and entered the hospital. He was detained by hospital security before police arrived.
BSA spokeswoman Sharon Gongora said the man was “quickly apprehended in an empty administrative area a short distance from the crash site”. No one was hurt.
BSA security searched Love and found a gun and a large sum of cash in several clear Ziplock bags, according to News Channel 10. Police searched Love’s vehicle and discovered a backpack inside that contained $300,000 worth of narcotics, including marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine.
In a police interview, Love reportedly said he had been driving all night and thought the police were following him. He said the drugs in the vehicle and the gun were his and the vehicle belonged to a friend.
Love, a convicted felon, was incarcerated in Randall County Jail on a federal charge of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
The ODA Narcotics Unit and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are investigating the incident.