Ballistics Match Confirms Death of Serial Killer

NC cops shot suspect after 5 slayings in SC county in 6 days
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2009 6:59 PM CDT
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)
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(Newser) – 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."