Double homicide and shooting of Steven Pitts are related

Jun 06, 2018, 12:56
Double homicide and shooting of Steven Pitts are related

He said police have evidence that links the four murders to the suspect, but declined to elaborate.

Officials say the suspect in these killings was found dead on Thursday. Police said it is unknown whether the shooting is connected to Pitt's work.

Police say a suspect in four Phoenix area homicides that happened in a three-day period killed himself as SWAT officers entered his room at an extended stay hotel.

A man suspected of killing at least four people in Scottsdale, Arizona is dead, law enforcement sources told ABC News.

Witnesses heard a loud argument and gunfire Thursday outside Pitt's Scottsdale office. One woman was found after she had walked to a nearby intersection to seek help and later died.

Both victims worked as paralegals at a law office, police said.

The fourth victim was found dead just after midnight Saturday.

Marshall Levine, a psychologist, was found shot Saturday as well.

"I didn't know it was here, so close to home", she said. "I can not express the emotions I feel for the innocent families touched by this senseless violence", Connie Jones said.

The ex-wife and the couple's son were unharmed in the rampage. On Monday afternoon, they released a photo of Jones, who is black.

This story was updated to include further information about Levine and Pitt's connection to Jones and the condition of the suspect's ex-wife and son.

Police had followed Jones to an extended stay hotel in Scottsdale, but before arresting him removed people from the second floor and part of the third floor for safety.

Other media outlets in the Valley are reporting there is believed to be a connection between the Fountain Hills incident and a series of murders involving legal and mental health professionals over the past several days. They released a sketch of the suspect. "Few offenders are adept at cycling from one typology to the next in quick succession as was done here".

The fourth killing has not yet been tied to the other three, but is under investigation.

It appears he got the Mercedes in the divorce, along with a lump sum of US$100,000 (NZ$143,000) - plus US$6,000 (NZ$8,500) a month in alimony for five years - from his ex-wife, according to court records.

"He was the hardest working person I ever met", Chapman said. "The general belief was that there was an upset party in a case that was potentially seeking revenge".

Pitt said Jones did not conform to social norms and acted impulsively and aggressively.

Steven Pitt, a forensic psychiatrist was the best-known victim. Before news broke Monday morning that the suspect is dead, Silverman had contemplated not coming to work at all.

Additional surveillance footage near Pitt's office picked up Jones around the time of the shooting, Slavin said.

"To me, it drives home the importance of maintaining a sense of awareness or vigilance".

Slavin said the shooting rampage apparently stemmed from a messy divorce between Jones and his wife in 2010.

That paralegals were attacked also struck a nerve with him. And traffic cameras showed a vehicle fitting the description of Jones' gold Mercedes near the law firm 30 minutes before the double killing on Friday, police said.

Isherwood still remembers the first time she met Pitt almost 15 years ago: He had already made a name for himself as a prominent psychiatrist by consulting on a number of notorious cases, including the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School and the JonBenét Ramsey murder investigation.

Scottsdale Police asked the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to respond and check on the residents.

Police eventually arrested Mark Goudeau, and he was convicted of nine killings and 58 other charges, including kidnapping and rape.

Pitt, who also assisted in high-profile cases including the JonBenet Ramsey mystery in Colorado, told a court that Jones had anxiety and mood disorders and features of a paranoid personality, according to court records. The Arizona Republic reported Levine worked as a hypnotherapist and life coach.

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