Tuesday, July 7, 2009
By now this piece of human garbage is history – we’re just waiting for the final gory details to make their way into the media.
South Carolina law enforcement officials have identified the serial killing suspect: Patrick Tracy Burris as responsible for shooting five people to death in a killing spree that terrorized residents over six days in and around Gaffney S.C.
He was shot by police responding to a burglary complaint in Gastonia, N.C., early Monday. They say bullets in his gun matched those used to kill residents in and around Gaffney some 30 miles away. North Carolina prison records show the 41-year-old served more than seven years for felony breaking and entering and larceny. He has a lengthy record.
The case came to an end in Gastonia early Monday after a call to police reporting a suspicious man who matched the description of the killer: tall, heavyset, unshaven and wearing a baseball cap. He appeared to be drunk.
Officers responded, someone yelled "put it down!" Then, "BAM! BAM! BAM! BAM! BAM!” Next thing, all of Gaston County was there.
"We have him. He's our serial killer," State Law Enforcement Deputy Director Neil Dolan said Monday night.
FOR THE RECORD: I live within a couple hours of Gastonia. When we heard the news of a killer on the loose, my family did not cower in fear. We simply double checked all the firearms were loaded and accessible, and then we rehearsed our battle drills.
“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” - Amendment II to the United States Constitution