Surgeon Gunned Down in Tennessee Clinic

On Thursday, July 11, 2023, a shocking and tragic shooting occurred at the popular Campbell Clinic in Collierville, Tennessee. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Benjamin Mauck was shot to death in one of the clinic’s exam rooms. Dr. Mauck has been a beloved staff member at the facility since 2012, offering medical advice for patients needing elbow, hand, and wrist surgeries.

The tragedy transpired when 29-year-old suspect Larry Pickens, a patient at the facility, opened fire at Dr. Mauck around 2:30 pm using a handgun. It took only five minutes for response teams to arrive and take Pickens into custody.

Pickens was charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault and has since been held on a $1,200,000 bail. While there are no records of Pickens’ criminal history available, Collierville Police are undertaking a comprehensive investigation to unveil any prior incidents involving the suspect.

In response to the shooting, the Campbell Clinic has elected to shut down all locations for the next day, Wednesday, July 12. No news has been released regarding when the facility will reopen. A spokeswoman for the clinic requested community members to keep Dr. Mauck and his family in their prayers, and Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane echoed this sentiment. Lane also emphasized that the tragedy was not an active shooting situation.

The Campbell Clinic’s shooting is an emotionally—charged tragedy of immense magnitude. Untold numbers of Collierville residents are devastated by the news and offer their condolences to Dr. Mauck’s family. Meanwhile, the Collierville Police Department continues investigating the matter, striving to obtain more clarity and information regarding the incident in the coming days.