Man, woman involved in Ben Taub Hospital murder-suicide identified

By Ryan Korsgard - Reporter

HOUSTON - The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences released the names of the man and woman involved in the murder-suicide at Ben Taub Hospital Wednesday. 

Police said George Vallikappill, 58, shot and killed his co-worker, identified as 42-year-old Reena Ajit Koshy, after she ignored his romantic advances.

Koshy was shot in the hospital's outpatient pharmacy. Houston police said Kosy was shot in the back as she stood at her workstation.

Police said the crime was captured on surveillance tape inside the pharmacy. 

A spokesman with Harris Health said the outpatient pharmacy would remain closed until Monday.  

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