Ballistics Match Confirms Death of Serial Killer

NC cops shot suspect after 5 slayings in SC county in 6 days
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2009 6:59 PM CDT
Ballistics Match Confirms Death of Serial Killer
Reggie Lloyd, Director of South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, talks with reporters today outside the Cherokee County Law Enforcement Center in Gaffney, SC.   (AP Photo/Patrick Collard)

The man shot to death by North Carolina police early today was the serial killer who had terrorized a rural South Carolina county, police say. Tests on his gun confirmed that it was the firearm used in the crime spree, which saw five people shot dead in less than a week, the Charlotte Observer reports. "We have him," says a South Carolina law-enforcement official. "He's our serial killer."
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