South Carolina serial killer, Patrick Tracy Burris was shot to death by police investigating a burglary in Gastonia, NC, on Monday (July 6). The 41 year-old man, who killed 5 people in a 10-mile area over six days, had the gun involved in the murders in and around Gaffney. The reason for the murders remains unknown.
Burris had a long rap sheet filled with convictions for larceny, forgery and breaking and entering in states across the Southeast, including Florida, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. He had been paroled from a North Carolina prison in April after serving nearly eight years for felony breaking and entering and larceny.