SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) –
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.
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