Benjamin Mauck Obituary, Shooting – So sorry to hear about the tragic incident that took place at Campbell Clinic Orthopedics in Collierville, Tennessee. On Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Benjamin Mauck, a surgeon specializing in elbow, hand, and wrist surgery, was fatally shot by a patient in an exam room. The police described it as a “targeted” attack. The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Larry Pickens of Memphis, was apprehended by the authorities within five minutes of the shooting.
Larry Pickens has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault. While he was found with a handgun at the time of his arrest, it was not in his hand. The motive behind the attack remains unclear, and the investigation is ongoing. Police have conducted searches of the facility to ensure its security.
The tragic loss of Dr. Benjamin Mauck has deeply impacted the medical community and those who knew him. He was highly respected and beloved by his colleagues, patients, and the community. Dr. Mauck had been working at the Campbell Clinic since August 2012 and had recently been named one of the “2023 Top Doctors in Memphis” by Memphis Magazine. He also served as the director of the Congenital Hand Deformities Clinic at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
The Campbell Clinic released a statement expressing shock and heartbreak over the incident and asked for prayers for Dr. Mauck’s family. The clinic is working closely with law enforcement as the investigation continues. All Campbell Clinic locations were closed on Wednesday.
Dr. Trey Eubanks, interim president and surgeon-in-chief at Le Bonheur, expressed his condolences to Dr. Mauck’s family and colleagues. He described Dr. Mauck as a friend, a dedicated physician, and a respected member of the Le Bonheur family.
The shooting in Collierville comes almost two years after the Kroger supermarket shooting in the same area, where a third-party vendor shot multiple people after being asked to leave his job.
The community is undoubtedly shaken by this tragic event, and the loss of Dr. Benjamin Mauck is deeply felt. It serves as a reminder of the vulnerability of healthcare professionals and the need for increased security measures in medical facilities to ensure the safety of both patients and staff.