Authorities say all were fatally shot by one man: Dwight Lamon Jones, Dwight Lamon Jones Jones died Monday morning of a self-inflicted gunshot wound as police officers prepared to take him into custody at an extended stay hotel in Scottsdale, police say.
What was the motive? Investigators aren't saying, but four of the victims had a connection to Jones' divorce, authorities said. Police are trying to find out if the fifth and six killings -- discovered on Monday -- are also linked to his marital strife. Here's what's been made public about how the killings unfolded. Read More Thursday, May 31 Dr. Steven Pitt Steven Pitt, a forensic psychiatrist was the best-known victim. He was killed Thursday in Phoenix shortly before 5: Pitt, 59, served as a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, and developed a reputation for his work in forensic psychiatric evaluations, according to Pitt's bio.
He had been retained as an expert and testified in many cases. Police issued a sketch of a suspect, based on witnesses to the Pitt killing, but did not identify him. The sketch showed a white man with a round face and a dark hat, Slavin said. Jones, now thought to have been the killer, was black. Police could not explain the discrepancy. Investigators also found shell casings at the scene, one of which had a DNA sample, Slavin said.
Police responded to a shooting around 2: She was taken to a hospital, where she later died. A second woman was found dead inside the building. Both victims worked as paralegals at a law office, police said. The women worked at the law office of Elizabeth Feldman, Jones' ex-wife's divorce lawyer.
Slavin said investigators think Feldman was the real target but was not in the office that day. The shell casings were similar to those found at the Pitt slaying scene. Saturday, June 2 Dr. Marshall Levine Marshall Levine, 72, was found dead Saturday at a Scottsdale mental health counseling facility. Levine had been shot and was found in his office by an acquaintance at approximately The shell casings were similar to those at the two previous crime scenes, Slavin said.
Levine apparently was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He rented office space in the same location where a therapist once treated Jones' son, Slavin said. Police received a tip Saturday in "reference to Mr. He didn't say who provided the tip. Jones' ex-wife issued a statement saying her current husband, a retired Phoenix police detective, "recognized the connection to my divorce and the three crime scenes and he notified the Phoenix Police violent crime unit on Saturday night.
He was located in the afternoon and officers followed his gold Mercedes with distinctive wheels. But they didn't have enough evidence to make an arrest, Slavin said. That night, the officers saw Jones stop in Scottsdale and deposit a package in a trash can, Slavin said.
Officers retrieved the package and found a. Investigators didn't know where it came from, but from its caliber they knew it was not used in the killings of Pitt, Sharp, Anderson or Levine. Thinking Jones was the prime suspect, a Scottsdale police detective flew to northern Arizona in a Phoenix police plane and obtained a DNA swab from a relative of Jones who lives there, Slavin said.
The detective flew back immediately. Detectives felt confident Jones was the suspect, based on the similarity of the shell casings as well as security camera video that placed Jones' gold Mercedes near Pitt's office and the law firm, Slavin said. Jones but we really wanted that definitive proof that it was him. And it was his DNA on those shell casings that took us through all those scenes. We had that proof," Slavin said at the news conference.