Patrick White Obituary, Death – A North Carolina attorney was killed after sacrificing himself while attempting to disarm a client who pulled a gun during a mediation session, started shooting erratically, and then turned the gun on himself. According to the person who spoke anonymously to ABC News in order to protect the attorney-client privilege, Patrick White, an attorney with Riddle & Brantley, was representing Francisco Sanchez and his wife when they engaged the business to assist them in recovering damages from an automobile accident.

Sanchez “seemed very comfortable with the figures” being discussed during the mediation, which took place on Monday in a room at the company’s Goldsboro headquarters, according to the person who wasn’t present. The mediator claimed that the mediation had been going well for almost six hours. The insider added that the firm was close to concluding a settlement that would have allowed Sanchez to get a seven-figure sum, saying “Nothing about this circumstance caused anyone to anticipate that anything would have transpired here.”

But according to the informant, Sanchez turned around and left with his wife at one point. When the man returned, the firm employee claimed that “without any justification at all [he] pulled out a pistol and started firing at individuals.” The informant stated that before White “dove on him and took two gunshots trying to defend other individuals,” Sanchez “fired twice into the office wall.” Sanchez apparently shot himself after that, according to the informant, and died instantly. An incident report from the Goldsboro Police Department that was given to ABC News named Sanchez as a suspect.

There were no specifics regarding what happened in the report. According to a police statement, officers responded to a report of a shooting at the law practice on Monday.¬†According to reports, two persons were found inside the company dead from what seemed to be gunshot wounds. “Police encircled the area but found no other casualties. Both troopers from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and deputies from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office provided assistance at the scene. The shooter was one of the victims, it was revealed to the police.”

The employee at Riddle & Brantley claimed that the third legal firm supporting Sanchez in his pursuit of damages did not think Sanchez was capable of what he is alleged to have done on Monday despite receiving “some indicators that the client had a temper.” Until June, Sanchez was represented by a Greenville law office, according to a clerk at the Pitt County Courthouse. The officials of the Ricci Law Firm declined to comment on their dealings with Sanchez in a statement.

They claimed that they were limited in what they could reveal beyond what the general public already knew because of their ethical commitments. They said, “We are grieved by the passing of our colleague, Patrick White.” Along with the rest of the Riddle and Brantley Firm, we are keeping his family in our thoughts and prayers. The company employee said that the attack was captured on security video from a hallway and sent to law enforcement. White is a married mother of two.