Collierville clinic shooting: What happened to Dr. Benjamin Mauck? Patient shot and killed a doctor in exam room

Dr. Benjamin Mauck, a surgeon from Tennessee, was shot and killed. (Source:
Dr. Benjamin Mauck, a surgeon from Tennessee, was shot and killed. (Source:


Police said Dr. Benjamin Mauck, a surgeon from Tennessee, was shot and killed, and a patient who is suspected of being the shooter is now in custody. Keep reading to know more about the Collierville clinic shooting in detail.


Collierville clinic shooting:

According to police, a patient who is suspected of killing a surgeon in Tennessee has been taken into custody.

Around 2:00 PM, a shooting took place inside the Campbell Clinic in Collierville, a city about 25 miles southeast of Memphis.

A patient shot and killed a medical professional in an exam room, according to Collierville Police.

Police Chief Dale Lane stated at a press conference that evening that the shooter was apprehended without incident outside the clinic about five minutes after the shooting. The suspect, who was found with a firearm “in his possession,” has not yet been named.

According to Lane, “this appears to be a one-on-one interaction,” who also noted that the patient had been present at the clinic “for several hours” before the event.

The patient had been threatening someone at the clinic for the previous week, according to a witness who was on the premises and spoke to Nexstar’s WREG.

Dr. Benjamin Mauck, an orthopaedic surgeon, was the victim; Lane claimed on Tuesday that he was not aware of any threats made against him.

He mentioned that there were a lot of patients and staff inside the clinic at the time of the incident. Following the shooting, Lane commended Campbell Clinic staff for their efforts to safeguard others. According to him, “they were practicing what they had been trained to do” in the event of an active shooter.

Lane noted that the inquiry is ongoing.

Lane also emphasized the shooting’s targeted character. He referred to the mass shooting at a Collierville Kroger in September 2021, in which one person was killed and 13 others were injured, and added, “This is not the mass shooting we experienced at Kroger a few years ago.”


What happened to Dr. Benjamin Mauck?

In Collierville, Tennessee, some 30 miles west of Memphis, at the busy Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics, a gunman who remains unnamed shot and killed Dr. Benjamin Mauck in an exam room.

On the Campbell Clinic website, Mauck’s biography states that his areas of expertise were elbow surgery and hand and wrist surgery. He started working at Campbell Clinic in August 2012.

His biography states that he attended Lambuth University and the University of Tennessee at Memphis before completing his residency at the Campbell Clinic.

Mauck was featured in Memphis Magazine’s 2023 Top Doctors List on June 27. He claimed in the post that seeing doctors assist his sister in recovering from an injury motivated him.

He said in the article,

“She had surgery for a torn ACL, and they changed her life for the better,” 

“I thought to myself, ‘What better way to help people than to become a physician?’”

In a statement released Tuesday night, Campbell Clinic acknowledged that the victim was Dr. Ben Mauck, who they referred to as a “highly respected and beloved physician.”

Campbell Clinic has announced that all of its locations will close on July 12 and that it will “communicate the reopening of all facilities at a later time.”

The statement read,

“Earlier today, we experienced a single shooter event inside our Collierville clinic.

“We are shocked and heartbroken to confirm the incident resulted in the tragic loss of one of our highly respected and beloved physicians, Dr. Ben Mauck. We ask that you please lift his family in prayer.

“During this difficult time, we will be working through many details and will keep you updated as we are able.

“We have decided to close all Campbell Clinic locations tomorrow, July 12 and will communicate the reopening of all facilities at a later time.

“We appreciate our local law enforcement officers who responded within minutes. We will continue to work closely with authorities as this remains an active investigation.

“Our priorities remain Faith, Family and Patient Care. At this time, we ask for your prayers for the entire Campbell Clinic family, as well as for the privacy of Dr. Mauck’s family.”

-Irina Ollar, director of marketing and PR at Campbell Clinic.”

Dr. Mauck held a position at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in addition to his job at Campbell Clinic.

In response to the heartbreaking news, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s interim president and chief surgeon Dr. Trey Eubanks issued the following message to his staff:

“We were shocked to learn that Campbell Clinic and Le Bonheur surgeon Ben Mauck tragically was killed today at his clinic in Collierville.

“Ben was a friend to so many of us – a respected member of our Le Bonheur family, a beloved colleague and a dedicated physician to so many patients.

“We already miss him.

“His death is an unthinkable tragedy, and I am at loss at what to say. I am so sorry to those who loved and knew him, for those who worked alongside him every day.

“I am also grateful to this team, all of you. And I encourage each of you to be gentle with each other during this time. Ask for support and offer it when needed. We will all be affected by this loss in some way.

“We will schedule debriefings and offering spiritual care and EAP sessions.

“Please keep the entire Campbell Clinic family and especially Ben’s family in your thoughts and prayers.”

Dr. Trey Eubanks, interim president, surgeon-in-chief at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Gun Regulation Control:

Raumesh Akbari, the D-Memphis minority leader in the Tennessee Senate, advocated for gun regulation late on Tuesday in the wake of the tragic Clinic shooting.

In a press statement, she mentioned that a witness claimed the shooter had been threatening a member of the clinic staff for a week. Police are still trying to determine the shooter’s motive.

Akbari said,

“For a decade, Republicans have been loosening Tennessee’s gun laws and making our community more dangerous,”

“Tragedies like this underscore the urgent need for common sense – like reinstating background checks and gun licenses, and establishing new reforms like an order of protection so police can remove firearms from a person who is threatening others.

“Whether you’re at school, a grocery store or on the job, you deserve to live and work free from gun violence.”

The legislator demanded gun control measures, saying that under more stringent laws, it is likely that the shooter would not have had access to a weapon.

A renowned orthopaedic clinic with seven facilities in the region, Campbell Clinic focuses on sports medicine, cancer, rehabilitation, and surgery.

Authorities are currently looking into Mauck’s death circumstances, which are yet unclear. The news has obviously crushed Mauck’s family and friends, and the community has been horrified by the tragic loss.

The news of Mauck’s passing has understandably devastated his family and friends, and condolences have poured in from all over the neighborhood. Many people have expressed their sympathies and offered support to Mauck’s loved ones on social media during this difficult period.


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