Larry Pickens Wiki – Larry Pickens Bio
Larry Pickens, The gunman who allegedly killed a Tennessee surgeon in an examination room yesterday was identified Wednesday morning as one of his patients, Larry Pickens, by the Collierville Police Department.
Pickens, 29, of Memphis, has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault in the targeted attack on Dr. Benjamin Mauck at the Campbell Clinic Orthopedics in Collierville, Major David Townsend wrote in a Nextdoor update.
Larry Pickens is 29 years old.
Campbell Clinic shooting in Collierville Charged – Arrested
Pickens’ bail has been set at $1.2 million. His arraignment is scheduled for Thursday.
Although the suspect’s motive is currently unclear, Tennessee Senate Minority Leader Raumesh Akbari (D-Memphis) said Tuesday a witness accused the shooter of threatening a clinic staffer over the course of a week.
Police previously shared that Mauck’s attacker likely lay in wait for him for “several hours” before firing a handgun and running out of the clinic, where he was apprehended without incident five minutes later.
Akbari used Mauck’s death as an opportunity to push for gun reform, alleging that Pickens would not have had access to a firearm under stricter regulations.
“Whether you’re at school, a grocery store, or on the job, you deserve to live and work free from gun violence,” she said.
Mauck specialized in elbow, hand and wrist surgery, according to his clinic biography of him.
He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee-Memphis in 2006, and joined the Campbell Clinic staff six years later.
Mauck, who also worked as a surgeon at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, boasted a 4.9 rating with patients and was named on Memphis Magazine’s 2023 Top Doctor List just last week.
“Earlier today, we experienced a single shooter event inside our Collierville clinic. We are shocked and heartbroken to confirm the incident resulted in the tragic loss of one of our highly respected and beloved physicians, Dr. Ben Mauck,” Campbell Clinic said in a statement Tuesday.
“We appreciate our local law enforcement officers who responded within minutes. We will continue to work closely with authorities as this remains an active investigation.”
Mauck is survived by his wife, Rhiannon Mauck, and two children.