Suspect in 4 Phoenix-area homicides kills himself

He would be one of four victims killed over the next two days within miles of each other in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, Arizona.

TMZ reports that the assumed gunman, Dwight Lamon Jones, was found dead when police swarmed his Scottsdale, Arizona hotel room on Monday morning.

The law firm issued a statement on the murders Monday afternoon.

Investigators witnessed Jones dumping a bag into a trash can in the area of Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard.

The leaders of the Scottsdale, Phoenix and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, as well as representatives of the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms were present at the briefing. Ben Hoster of the Scottsdale Police Department.

Kolbe said police arrived at her house in the early hours of Saturday morning with the news that Levine had been killed.

Connie Jones filed for divorce in 2009, but it was not resolved until a year ago.

Steven Pitt, a prominent forensic psychiatrist who assisted in high-profile murder cases including the JonBenet Ramsey mystery in Colorado, and a notorious Phoenix serial killer investigation, was found dead near Scottsdale.

The fourth person shot was 72-year-old Marshall Levine, a life coach and marriage and divorce counselor.

Steven Pitt, a psychiatrist who was killed Thursday, evaluated Jones during divorce proceedings and testified against him in September 2010.

Officials say the suspect in these killings was found dead on Thursday. "We had a match linking this homicide to the others".

Sometime after the shooting in Fountain Hills police located the suspect and put him under surveillance.

Connie Jones also secured a protective order barring him from seeing her or his son and at some point hired security to ensure he stayed away, according to court records.

As a medical professional and a citizen I am deeply saddened by the tragedy caused by my ex-husband.

Police may have become interested in Jones when they were contacted by his ex-wife's current husband. The firm represented Jones' wife during their divorce.

Police did not speculate why Dwight Jones tracked down the victims so long after the split. Police have not yet identified those victims but they believe those victims were shot Sunday afternoon. The.22-caliber pistol was not used in the killings, Slavin said. For now, he said, the extended stay hotel is a crime scene. Witnesses reported hearing a loud argument and gunfire outside Pitt's office. Yentes said he knows of several law firms that are not open today, and some have talked about having uniformed officers in their lobbies. The day before, he had planned to come to the office to do some work but made a decision to stay home. Because Jones was seen near a home near East Kit Fox Place in Fountain Hills, but his association with the home wasn't known. Two women were shot in a law office in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona, across the street from government offices. They discovered another victim, a woman, after entering the home. All of the deaths might be linked, and one of the victims is a high-profile psychiatrist who worked on the JonBenét Ramsey case.

"At this time, we don't have the same kind of linkage that we have with the other scenes". But they didn't have enough evidence to make an arrest, Slavin said. Jones, now thought to have been the killer, was black.

  • Rogelio Becker