Tennessee orthopedic surgeon killed by patient


A 29-year-old man was charged in the July 11 death of Benjamin Mauck, MD, at Campbell Clinic's Collierville, Tenn., office, Action News 5 reported.

Larry Pickens faces first-degree murder and aggravated assault charges, and he is scheduled to appear in court July 13.

Campbell Clinic confirmed Dr. Mauck was fatally shot to Action News 5 on July 11. Collierville police were called to the clinic about 2 p.m., and a suspect nearby with a gun was taken into custody. Police say the incident was targeted.

Dr. Mauck, who was a hand surgeon, was shot in an exam room, police said. According to Campbell Clinic's website, he joined the practice in August 2012. Dr. Mauck earned his medical degree at the University of Tennessee-Memphis and completed his residency at Campbell Clinic.

Campbell Clinic closed all of its locations July 12, a spokesperson told Becker's in an emailed statement. Police are investigating. 

This article was updated July 12 to include arrest and charge details.

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