"Today is not a success story, but it's a story that has that has closure", said Assistant Scottsdale Police Chief Rich Slavin. He would be one of four victims killed over the next two days within miles of each other in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, Arizona.
Authorities are trying to contact the suspect at an Extended Stay Hotel in Scottsdale, and police said the activity appears to be related to a string of homicides in the area.
All four were killed at their offices - Pitt near Scottsdale and Bell roads in Phoenix on Thursday; Sharp and Anderson near First and 75th streets in Scottsdale on Friday and Levine near Mountain View and Hayden roads, also in Scottsdale, early Saturday. Sgt. Vince Lewis, a spokesman for the Phoenix Police Department, told reporters that the suspect fired multiple gunshots from inside his room as officers were evacuating the hotel, before turning the gun on himself. He was found shot dead in north Scottsdale.
In a statement, ex-wife Connie Jones said her former husband was an emotionally disturbed person.
"I didn't know it was here, so close to home", she said.
Connie Jones added she could not express her emotions for the "innocent families touched by this senseless violence". He had reportedly been staying at the hotel for some time, those sources say.
Daniel Jackson said he was sound asleep after working a late shift when he answered his door and saw about 10 officers, rifles at their sides. They observed him putting a package into a trash bin and walking away.
Steven Pitt, a forensic psychiatrist who consulted with law enforcement on the mysterious death of the child pageant star in 1996, was found shot to death outside his Phoenix office last week. He was gunned down outside his Phoenix office. Witnesses reported hearing a loud argument and gunfire outside Pitt's office. Police described the suspected shooter as a bald Caucasian man wearing a dark hat with a short brim. She then ran out of the office and flagged down a party bus driver to call for help. They later learned the suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The hunt for a man suspected in up to six murders in Arizona came to a violent end Monday.
Hoster said an acquaintance discovered Levine's body shortly after midnight.
While Slavin said police have not been able to determine a motive for the murders, he said all of the previously identified victims were related to Jones through his divorce with his ex-wife from 2009. However, the pistol belongs to the man found dead at this home.
Pitt's funeral was scheduled for Monday afternoon. The killings, which had not appeared to be random, anxious those in the medical and legal professions and prompted the police to blanket Maricopa County with officers who provided security for people who may have been at risk.
Sharp and Anderson were both shot inside a law office Friday afternoon.