The Beltway Snipers-Deranged Killers
In October, 2002, millions of people started to live in fear as one of the largest manhunts in American history spread from coast to coast. Random people from different genders, races and ages were starting to get murdered by gunshot while the shooter was nowhere to be found. The two men behind the killing spree, also known as The Beltway Snipers, were John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo. Over the course of 23 long days, Muhammad and Malvo carried out the 2002 D.C. shootings, randomly gunning down 10 people and seriously injuring 3 people, while the victims were going about their everyday lives.
This brutal killing spree began on October 2, 2002 at the Glenmont shopping center in Wheaton, Maryland, just north of Washington D.C. James Martin was shot in the chest while he was walking through the parking lot to pick up some groceries before returning home to his wife and son after a long day of work. Another shopper in the parking lot heard the loud bang and saw Martin lying on the ground. She immediately called 911 as she was hid behind her car taking cover to protect herself and her daughter. An officer who had heard the shots arrived minutes later and tried to give Martin medical attention while also looking for any possible suspects; Martin had died minutes later.
The very next morning at approximately 7:40 a.m. on October 3rd, James “Sonny” Buchanan was shot and killed while mowing the lawn at Fitzgerald Auto Mall in Rockville, Maryland. Neighbors who had seen Sonny lying on the ground thought that his lawn mower may have malfunctioned and injured him. When paramedics arrived, they had confirmed that he had a gunshot wound and by the time they got him to the hospital, his heart had been completely drained of blood and he was pronounced dead.
Less than an hour later, at 8:07 a.m. taxicab driver Prem Kumar Walekar pulled into a gas station to fill up his tank on Connecticut Ave. about 8 kilometers away. Caroline...