Sources ID suspect in Valley killing spree, number of victims now 6


The suspect in multiple murders in Phoenix and Scottsdale apparently shot and killed himself Monday morning as officers prepared to move in on him at a Scottsdale hotel, police said. Sources identified that suspect as 56-year-old Dwight Jones.

Scottsdale and Phoenix police departments converged on the Extended Stay Hotel near 69th Street and Shea Boulevard around 6:30 a.m., attempting to make contact with the suspect.

[TIMELINE: 72-hour killing spree | MAP: Crime scenes]

Sgt. Vince Lewis confirms that the suspect, whom police have not publicly identified, is connected to the deaths of four people within a 72-hour span that started on Thursday night with well-known forensic psychiatrist Dr. Steven Pitt.

Lewis said he hoped to release more information about the suspect at a 3 p.m. news conference after his next

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