Sources ID suspect in Valley killing spree, number of victims now 6

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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.

[TIMELINE: 72-hour killing spree | MAP: Crime scenes]

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 of kin has been notified. We will carry that live here on azfamily.com and in our free news app.

[SLIDESHOW: Murder spree ends with suspect's suicide at Scottsdale hotel]

According to Lewis, police were evacuating adjacent rooms at the Extended Stay Hotel when "multiple shots" were fired inside the suspect's hotel room. No officers fired their weapons and no injuries were reported outside that hotel room.

[RAW VIDEO: Phoenix police briefing after suspect in multiple murders commits suicide]

Police sent a drone into the room through a window to assess the situation before officers went in. Lewis said that when police went into the room, they located the suspect identified by other sources as Jones inside, dead of an "apparent self-inflicted gunshot" wound.

A few hours later, sources confirmed to Arizona's Family that homicide investigation by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Fountain Hills is connected to Jones' alleged killing spree. Source say the bodies of a husband and wife were found inside a home on Kit Fox Place. That brings the total number of victims to six.

First four victims

The first of the four victims, 59-year-old Pitt, was found shot to death in Phoenix around 5:30 p.m.

[READ MORE: DOUBLE HOMICIDE: Two women shot and killed at south Scottsdale law office]

Less than 48 hours later, two women were shot to death at a south Scottsdale law office at 2:15 p.m.

They were identified as 48-year-old Veleria Sharp and 49-year-old Laura Anderson.

[RELATED: Forensic psychiatrist Steven Pitt remembered for keeping public informed about murder cases]

Both victims worked as paralegals at the law office.

Their deaths sparked officials to up the reward of up to $21,000 for information that led to an arrest and conviction of the suspect.

[MORE: Phoenix PD: Well-known forensic psychiatrist Dr. Steven Pitt shot and killed]

A fourth homicide victim, later identified as 72-year-old Marshall Levine, was then killed early Saturday morning at a commercial building in Scottsdale.

[RELATED: 4th homicide victim identified in Scottsdale, linked to recent murders]

[MAP: Crime scenes]

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