‘Shocked and heartbroken’: Patient shoots, kills doctor in exam room
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (WMC/Gray News) - Authorities in Tennessee say a health care worker was fatally shot inside a clinic, and a man was arrested in connection with the killing.
According to Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane, the suspect was reportedly at the clinic for several hours before the shooting. Police were called to the scene just after 2 p.m.
Lane said the attack involved two people, and there was no active shooter situation.
Campbell Clinic identified the victim as Dr. Benjamin Mauck, an orthopedic surgeon who specialized in elbow, hand and wrist surgeries.
“We are shocked and heartbroken to confirm the incident resulted in the tragic loss of one of our highly respected and beloved physicians, Dr. Ben Mauck,” said Irina Ollar, director of marketing and PR at Campbell Clinic. “We ask that you please lift his family in prayer.”
Authorities said the suspected shooter was found about five minutes after the shooting near the front entrance of the clinic. He allegedly had a gun on his person. Police say he was taken into custody without incident.
Police have not released the name or age of the suspect but did say this was a targeted incident.
“It’s bad. It’s horrific. It’s terrible,” Lane said.
Investigators have not released a motive for the shooting.
According to police, the shooting remains under investigation.
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