Suspect connected to recent Valley murders identified

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Dwight Lamon Jones' ex-wife is speaking out for the first time since Thursday's tragic killing spree that unfolded in Arizona, claiming she lived in terror.

Speaking on one of the videos, her ex-husband identified himself as a stay-at-home dad who occasionally taught tennis.

Police surround a hotel where a suspect wanted in multiple killings was staying Monday, June 4, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

By the time suspected murderer Dwight Jones was confronted at a Scottsdale hotel Monday, police say he had already killed six people.

His wife sought to end the relationship after Jones was arrested in May 2009 at the family's Scottsdale home on a domestic violence charge.

Mangan said the incident didn't legally prevent Jones from buying the gun that has been recovered by authorities.

Police said ballistic evidence collected at both crime scenes "confirmed" the same weapon was used to kill Pitt, Sharp and Anderson.

Police were investigating a fifth death on Monday that may be related to the other slayings, ABC15 reports. Officers evacuated nearby rooms before hearing gunfire and finding his body.

The suspect was recently divorced and his former wife was represented by a partner at the law firm where the paralegals worked, Patch reports, citing media reports by ABC15 and 12 News.

The link between Jones and his victims was brought to light by a retired Phoenix police detective who recognized the connection with his wife's divorce with her ex-husband.

"Personally, I have feared for my safety for the past nine years". During the news conference, Scottsdale Assistant Police Chief Rich Slavin said Jones fired at officers during the standoff, but no officers were hurt.

- Dr. Steven Pitt had evaluated Jones and testified in 2010 that he had anxiety, mood disorders and symptoms of a paranoid personality.

The testimony was cited in the couple's November 2010 divorce, which granted Jones' wife sole custody of their now 21-year-old son.

The next day, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office made a welfare check at a home in Fountain Hills.

The doctor had also worked on a number of high-profile cases, including the murder of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey in 1996, and the Columbine school shooting in 1999. Police believe Jones may have been targeting the attorney, but she was not present Friday when Jones went to the office in downtown Scottsdale. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The fourth victim, life coach Marshall Levine, was shot just after midnight Saturday at his Scottsdale office, police said.

While he was being sought by investigators last week, police offered to provide security for people involved in the divorce. They say he had been living in extended-stay hotels for the past nine years.

Scottsdale police said the investigation is still on going with a "great deal of work to still be done".

During the divorce, one of Jones' lawyers said his client was unable to find a job that came remotely close to providing the standard of living he enjoyed during his marriage. But the ties between Jones and his victims weren't immediately obvious.

Police added that during initial surveillance, Jones was seen dumping a handgun stolen from a resident of Fountain Hills.

The law firm issued a statement on the murders Monday afternoon.

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