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Recent shootings recall 'shotgun stalker'
Washington Times ^ | 10/10/02 | Patrick Badgley

Posted on 10/09/2002 11:17:58 PM PDT by kattracks

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:57:53 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

The shootings of eight persons in the past week has caused residents in the District, Maryland and Virginia to experience the horror and fear they felt in 1993 when the "shotgun stalker" was loose.

Nine years ago James E. Swann, who was called the "shotgun stalker," killed four persons and wounded five in 14 attacks. Swann conducted often-brazen attacks, mostly at nighttime, in two District neighborhoods, where he would approach people and shoot them down at close range with a shotgun.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia

1 posted on 10/09/2002 11:17:59 PM PDT by kattracks
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2 posted on 10/09/2002 11:18:42 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: kattracks
Thank goodness we know more about psychopathy now. This Swann guy was 100 percent sane. He's described as getting a thrill from the first killing and the security/police wannabe aspect is a dead giveaway. Many serial killers pose as police or even joined the military to acquire a sense of power and authority, whether for power itself or to legitimize their killings somehow.

Psychopaths are NOT insane, therefore this shotgun stalker escaped true justice.
3 posted on 10/10/2002 1:21:57 AM PDT by Skywalk
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4 posted on 10/10/2002 8:11:19 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8
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5 posted on 10/10/2002 8:31:51 AM PDT by Redcloak
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6 posted on 10/10/2002 8:38:07 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8
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