Tennessee surgeon fatally shot in 'targeted attack' by patient in exam room, police say

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A Tennessee surgeon was fatally shot by a patient in an exam room Tuesday afternoon in an act police described as a “targeted” attack. 

Dr. Benjamin Mauck, who specialized in elbow and hand and wrist surgery, was killed at Campbell Clinic Orthopedics in Collierville, local Police Chief Dale Lane said in a news conference Tuesday. 

Officers responded to reports of a shooting at the clinic around 2 p.m. local time and within five minutes found the suspect and took him into custody “without incident,” Lane said. 

The suspect was identified Wednesday as 29-year-old Larry Pickens of Memphis.