A 53-year-old neurosurgeon was found shot to death at home in Detroit, Michigan over the weekend after investigators were called to the home for a health check.
dr Devon Alan Hoover, considered by colleagues to be one of the top neurosurgeons in the area, was found dead Sunday night.
“On Sunday evening, officers were driven by police to a home on the 100 block of W. Boston Blvd. for a feel-good check. Officers entered and found a 53-year-old male victim had been fatally shot. At this time, the circumstances are unknown,” Detroit Police Department said in a statement to Law&Crime. “There is no further information available at this time.”
Authorities would not say at the time where Hoover was shot or how many gunshot wounds he sustained.
A now-removed “find a doctor” page for Hoover on Ascension Michigan’s website said he is a “board-certified neurosurgeon and has a special interest in treating neck and back disorders.”
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“He completed his medical training at Indiana University School of Medicine and his residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit,” reads the short biography. “He also completed fellowships, one in peripheral nerve surgery at Louisiana State University School of Medicine with Dr. David Kline and one in pediatric neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital of Michigan with pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Alexa Canada.”
The doctor also noted that he is highly respected among his peers, citing The Hour Detroit Magazine’s 2008 “Top Docs” ranking.
The “Top Docs” ranking is the result of “approx. 16,000 surveys […] mailed to MDs and DOs in five counties (using addresses provided by the State of Michigan).
“Recipients were asked to nominate peers they thought were the best in their respective fields,” Hour Detroit noted.
Ascension Michigan said in a statement that Hoover was a “dedicated and highly respected member of the Ascension Michigan family and is greatly missed by our community,” according to WXYZ.
“Our sincere condolences and prayers go out to his family, friends and colleagues at this incredibly difficult time,” the hospital reportedly said.
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