Filipino Chiropractor Shot Dead by Secretary’s Husband in Canada

A Filipino chiropractic professional was died of gunshot wounds after he was shot inside his Burlington, Ontario clinic Thursday, March 16.

Dr. Ferdinand Mejilla was the owner and operator of the Mejilla Chiropractic Clinic located at 195 Plains Rd. E.

The gunman was identified as David Williamson, 44, a one-time patient of the victim. He was reportedly the husband of Shawna Nickelo-Williamson, Mejilla’s office secretary. Williamson also shot himself and later expired in hospital.

According to Dr. Michael Schultz, a friend and former colleague, Dr. Mejilla was well known around the world as being a leading practitioner of the Gonstead Technique, as chiropractic technique designed to realign the spine and body properly.

Mejilla’s LinkedIn profile describes him as a graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1993. He leaves behind five children. Police said his family requests that their privacy be respected during this difficult time.