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Phoenix Gunman Kills 1, Injures 2 In Office Park

Agnus Dei Farrant |
January 30, 2013 | 3:53 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

Phoenix police (Creative Commons).
Phoenix police (Creative Commons).
A gunman opened fire near the lobby of a Phoenix office building Wednesday morning, injuring three before fleeing. A lawyer and two other people were taken to the hospital where one died, The Arizona Republic reported.

The suspect was identified as Arthur Douglas Harmon, 72, The Arizona Republic and 12 News reported.

Police and SWAT teams surrounded and searched Harmon’s home but he wasn’t there, the Associated Press reported. 

Phoenix’s Osborn Maledon law firm told the AP that one of its lawyers was among the wounded but didn’t say if the shooting was linked to the mediation. Mark Hummels “was representing a client in a mediation” when he was shot. 

Andrea Marconi, a lawyer with Fennemore Craig, wrote an e-mail to members of the Phoenix legal community stating that Hummels was wounded after leaving a mediation session.

“The latest information I have is that Mark has a strong pulse after surgery and the doctors are optimistic about his recovery,” she wrote.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson of the Phoenix Police Department told The Arizona Republic that officers believe one suspect is responsible but is unsure of the motive.

“At this point we don’t believe [the suspect] is in the area,” Thompson said. “This doesn’t appear to be a random type of incident.”


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