Shot Hopkins doctor upgraded to good condition

The Johns Hopkins Hospital doctor who was shot by the disgruntled son of a patient has been upgraded to good condition, hospital spokesman Gary Stephenson said Monday.

David B. Cohen was shot in the abdomen Thursday by Paul Warren Pardus, who was upset about his mother's condition and reportedly blamed Cohen for his mother's paralysis. While Cohen was rushed into surgery, Pardus locked himself and his mother in her hospital room. Sometime during a three-hour wait before police entered the room, he fatally shot his mother and turned the gun on himself.

Cohen's condition, which initially was reported as critical, has steadily improved. He was upgraded to "fair" Saturday.

Stephenson said then that "we are confident he will recover."

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