Law firm: Lawyer and former Santa Fe reporter dies from shooting wounds

Posted at: 02/01/2013 8:29 AM
Updated at: 02/01/2013 12:13 PM
By: Tracy Dingmann,

Photo: Mark Hummels
Photo: Mark Hummels

PHOENIX (AP) - A lawyer wounded in this week's Phoenix office shooting has died.

Mark Hummels had been on life support at a Phoenix hospital after Wednesday morning's shooting that killed a Scottsdale-based company's CEO.

His law firm's publicist, Athia Hardt, says Hummels died Thursday night.

Police say the gunman - 70-year-old Arthur Douglas Harmon - was found dead early Thursday in Mesa from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

They say Harmon opened fire at the end of a mediation session over a lawsuit he filed last April. A woman also was shot, but her injuries were not life-threatening.

The 43-year-old Hummels worked with the Phoenix law firm Osborn Maledon and focused on business disputes, real estate litigation and malpractice defense.

Before becoming a lawyer, Hummels lived in New Mexico and was a politics reporter for the Santa Fe New Mexican.

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