Top Memphis orthopedic surgeon, 43, was shot and killed in his examination room in ‘targeted attack’ by disgruntled ex-patient
Dr. Benjamin Mauck was killed in his examination room by one of his patients at the Campbell Clinic in Collierville, Memphis, on Tuesday
Larry Pickens is accused of shooting and killing Dr. Benjamin Mauck at the Campbell Clinic in Collierville, Memphis, at 2pm
Pickens, 29, had no prior criminal record and it remains unclear drove Pickens to shoot his former doctor
The disgruntled patient had been threatening Dr Mauck for a week, and Tuesday lay in wait ‘for hours’ before striking
Suspect who is held on $1.2M bond will be arraigned Thursday
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Benjamin Mauck [photo], was shot dead in his examination room at the Campbell Clinic in Collierville, Memphis, at 2pm on Tuesday. The gunman, said to be a disgruntled patient, was arrest immediately outside the clinic
The disgruntled patient who killed a much lauded Memphis orthopedic surgeon inside his clinic on Tuesday, has been arrested.
Dr. Benjamin Mauck was killed at the Campbell Clinic in Collierville, Memphis, at 2pm on Tuesday.
His killer, identified as Larry Pickens, was taken into custody outside after fleeing.
The disgruntled patient reportedly, shot and killed the top hand surgeon in the examination room in Memphis after threatening him for a week. According to WREG , the suspect had been lying in wait ‘for hours’ before striking.
Pickens, 29, shot and killed Dr. Benjamin Mauck at the Campbell Clinic in Collierville, Memphis, at 2pm.
Larry Pickens, [photo], 29, has been arrested in the fatal shooting of Dr Benjamin Mauck inside his clinic on Wednesday morning
Larry Pickens had no prior criminal record and it remains unclear what drove him to shoot his former doctor, but sources from the clinic revealed that Pickens he had been threatening Dr. Mauck for a week.
The suspect whose last known address is 10 miles from the crime scene, was arrested outside the clinic after fleeing. Police report that he was arrested with a handgun in his possession.
He is being held on a $1.2million bond and will be arraigned Thursday.
Police inside the Campbell Clinic, hunting the gunman who was later found outside the building
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Benjamin Mauck was killed in his examination room by a patient at the Campbell Clinic in Collierville, Memphis, at 2pm on Tuesday. Police are calling it a targeted attack.
Pickens was taken into custody after officers who rushed to the scene, found the suspect on Poplar Avenue near the entrance of the clinic with a gun.
Benjamin Mauck was remembered as a phenomenal doctor. He worked as a hand surgeon at Campbell Clinic Orthopedics and was also the head of the Congenital Hand Clinic at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
Many of his patients, who described him as ‘kind, funny, and smart,’ said he saved their lives with his work.
He is survived by his wife Rhiannon and their two young children.
Police search for suspect after deadly shooting at Campbell Clinic
Police search for suspect after deadly shooting at Campbell Clinic in Memphis TN, on Tuesday afternoon
Stills from bodycams show patients at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis holding their hands up as police search for the suspect after the fatal shooting of Dr Benjamin Mauck on Tuesday
Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane said: ‘It’s bad. It’s horrific. It’s terrible.
‘So, this appears to be a one-on-one interaction that occurred within an exam room. This was not a mass shooting situation.’
In an update, the police department wrote: ‘The suspect in this incident is in custody as we continue to investigate. This was a single shooting, not an active shooting incident.’
‘Tragedies like this underscore the urgent need for common sense, like reinstating background checks and gun licenses, and establishing new reforms like an order of protection so police can remove firearms from a person who is threatening others,’ Akbari said in a statement.
‘Whether you’re at school, a grocery store or on the job, you deserve to live and work free from gun violence.’
Benjamin Mauck is survived by his wife Rihannon and their two young children
Just five days ago, Dr Mauck was heralded in a feature published by the Memphis Magazine and by the national medical group Castle Connolly as one of the city’s top doctors, with Mauck telling the magazine: ‘It’s never boring.
‘This work involves treating sports injuries, trauma, cancer, and soft-tissue defects. It’s a field of orthopedics that crosses over into other specialties like plastic surgery and neurology.’
Mauck graduated from Lambuth University in 2002, before attending medical school at the University of Tennessee-Memphis. His residency was completed at the UT-Campbell Clinic.
Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane said: ‘It’s bad. It’s horrific. It’s terrible’
Irina Ollar, director of marketing and PR at Campbell Clinic, announced the closure of all Campbell Clinic locations on Wednesday July 12 .
‘We appreciate our local law enforcement officers who responded within minutes. We will continue to work closely with authorities as this remains an active investigation.
‘Our priorities remain Faith, Family and Patient Care. At this time, we ask for your prayers for the entire Campbell Clinic family, as well as for the privacy of Dr. Mauck’s family.’
Just five days prior, Dr Mauck was heralded in the Memphis Magazine and by the national medical group Castle Connolly as one of the top doctors in Memphis
‘We will schedule debriefings and offering spiritual care and EAP sessions.
‘Please keep the entire Campbell Clinic family and especially Ben’s family in your thoughts and prayers.’
All Campbell Clinic locations will remain closed.
Dozens of tributes to the stellar doctor flooded social media on Tuesday.
Kristina Austin, who studied at school with the doctor, wrote: ‘Everyday we are bombarded with senseless loss of lives, then one day it’s someone you know, someone that you grew up with, cheered for on the basketball court, sat at a lunch table with in the cafeteria, stood next to in the commencement line, graduated with.
‘Someone who was always a genuinely kind person. Someone who spent years studying medicine to become a surgeon & help others. Today that someone was Ben Mauck.
‘Only 5 days ago he was featured as a top doctor spotlight in Memphis Magazine, little could anyone imagine how quickly things would change.’
Jackie Kelley, whose family were also treated by the doctor, added: ‘So senseless and sad. He was such a nice person and a phenomenal surgeon. He did my husband’s hand twice.’
His former colleague Calissa Kneip said: ‘Oh my goodness, I used to work with Dr Mauck all the time for 8 years. This is so horrifying. He was shot & killed by a disgruntled patient in an exam room today. I’m in complete shock.
‘We loved you, Dr Mauck, and you helped so many people. RIP and prayers for his precious young family & my Campbell Clinic family.’