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Doctor Benjamin Mauck shot and killed by a patient inside an exam room at Campbell Clinic in Collierville

Police said only two people were involved in the shooting and the suspect was apprehended outside the clinic five minutes after the shooting.

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Update: The suspect in this incident, Larry Pickens was charged with First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault. His bond has been set at $1,200,000 by Judge Dobson. Mr. Pickens is 29 years old (DOB 07/19/1993) and resides in Memphis Tennessee.

The Collierville Police Department does not have any prior reports regarding Mr. Pickens. Investigators are checking with other agencies to see if any prior reports have been filed on Mr. Pickens.

Mr. Pickens is scheduled to be arraigned in the Collierville Town Court sometime tomorrow, no time set yet. For more information regarding court appearances, please call (901) 457-2580.

Late on Tuesday night, Campbell Clinic issued a confirmation that Dr. Benjamin Mauck, a hand surgeon based in Memphis, tragically lost his life after being shot by a patient at their Collierville clinic earlier that day.

The shooter was swiftly apprehended by authorities in the vicinity of the clinic. While the Collierville police have refrained from disclosing the name or age of the accused shooter, they did clarify that this was a targeted incident.

Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane expressed the gravity of the situation, stating, “It’s bad. It’s horrific. It’s terrible.”

Following a call to the clinic shortly after 2 p.m., the Collierville Police Department promptly responded to the scene.

Within a span of five minutes from receiving the call, officers arrived at the clinic. Tragically, it was reported that a patient shot and killed Dr. Mauck in an exam room.

During their response, law enforcement discovered the suspect near the clinic’s entrance on Poplar Avenue, carrying a firearm. Without encountering any resistance, the police successfully took the suspect into custody.

Chief Lane explained that the incident at the clinic involved a one-on-one interaction that took place within an exam room.

He emphasized that this was not a situation resembling the mass shooting that occurred at a Kroger store several years ago.

During a press conference on Tuesday, Chief Lane referred to the tragic grocery store shooting in September 2021, which resulted in the death of one customer and the injury of 13 others.

Following that incident, the Collierville police provided active shooter training, and Chief Lane acknowledged that this training had a positive impact on the response of the Campbell Clinic staff during this distressing event.

He highlighted that the staff implemented what they had been trained for, stating that it made a significant difference.

Following the shooting incident, Campbell Clinic confirmed the identity of the victim as Dr. Mauck, an orthopedic surgeon with expertise in elbow, hand, and wrist surgeries. This identification was made several hours after the tragic event took place.

Dr. Mauck was also just named one of the Top Doctors in Memphis by a nationally recognized group.

“Earlier today, we experienced a single shooter event inside our Collierville clinic.

“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. We ask that you please lift his family in prayer.

“During this difficult time, we will be working through many details and will keep you updated as we are able.

“We have decided to close all Campbell Clinic locations tomorrow, July 12 and will communicate the reopening of all facilities at a later time.

“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.”

Aside from his role at Campbell Clinic, Dr. Mauck held a position on the staff of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

In response to the devastating news, Dr. Trey Eubanks, interim president and surgeon-in-chief at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, issued a statement to the hospital staff.

“We were shocked to learn that Campbell Clinic and Le Bonheur surgeon Ben Mauck tragically was killed today at his clinic in Collierville.

“Ben was a friend to so many of us – a respected member of our Le Bonheur family, a beloved colleague and a dedicated physician to so many patients.

“We already miss him.

“His death is an unthinkable tragedy, and I am at loss at what to say. I am so sorry to those who loved and knew him, for those who worked alongside him every day.

“I am also grateful to this team, all of you. And I encourage each of you to be gentle with each other during this time. Ask for support and offer it when needed. We will all be affected by this loss in some way.

“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.”

The investigators have refrained from disclosing a motive for the shooting incident at this time. Chief Lane reassured the public, saying, “I would say don’t live your life in fear, okay?” He emphasized the importance of remaining vigilant and attentive to our surroundings.

Chief Lane commended the staff at Campbell Clinic for their prompt and trained response during the incident.

As a precautionary measure, all Campbell Clinic locations will remain closed until further notice.


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