The suspect wanted in several Phoenix and Scottsdale homicides has killed himself at an Extended Stay Hotel in the area of 69th Street and Shea Boulevard. The suspect killed himself around 6 a.m. on Monday.
Police tactical teams evacuated the hotel.
Police had gassed the suspect’s “room and sent a robot in,” according to ABC15. “Once the robot made entry into the room, it was determined that the suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
The suspect has been identified as Dwight Lamon Jones. According to Heavy.com, “one of the victims, Steven Pitt, “did a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation of Jones about eight years ago, during Jones’ bitter divorce from his wife,” and two paralegals who were gunned down worked at a law firm that employed Jones’ wife’s divorce attorney. Furthermore, the TV station reported that Jones had seen a therapist at the office where Marshall Levine, the fourth victim, died.”
Jones’ victims include prominent forensic psychiatrist Steven Pitt, who was shot and killed at his Phoenix office.
Last Friday afternoon, officers responded to the law firm Burt, Feldman, Grenier in Scottsdale at 1st and 75th streets near Civic Center Library after receiving reports of a double shooting.
Officials say 48-year-old Veleria Sharp and 49-year-old Laura Anderson were both shot and subsequently died of their injuries.
According to CNN, on Monday morning, officers with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office went to the house in Fountain Hills to make contact with the residents. Nobody answered the door, so officers used a ladder and looked through an upstairs window, seeing a man who’d apparently been shot. The officers forced entry and also found a woman fatally shot in the house.
Those victims have not been identified.
But detectives learned the .22-caliber pistol had belonged to the man in Fountain Hills.