In The Line Of Fire

Guns and Their Deadly Toll
In a terrible season of killing, suspects have been driven by hate, rage and inexplicable demons. They had one thing in common: firepower.

Los Angeles, CA. 8/10/99
Weapons: Uzi semiautomatic, Glock 9mm handgun
Buford O. Furrow Jr., 37, a white-supremacist, opened fire at a Jewish community center, wounding three children, a teenager and a 68-year-old receptionist. He later shot and killed a postal worker.

Pelman, Ala. 8/5/99
Weapon: .44-caliber Glock semiautomatic handgun
Alan Eugene Miller, 34, allegedly shot two co-workers to death at their office. Authorities say he then killed a third man who worked at a company from which Miller had been fired earlier this year.

Atlanta, Ga. 7/29/99
Weapons: Glock 9mm pistol, Colt .45 pistol, .22-caliber Raven pistol, .22-caliber Harrington and Richardson revolver
Mark Barton, 44, shot and killed nine and wounded 13 after bludgeoning his wife and two children to death.

Illinois and Indiana 7/2/99 - 7/4/99
Weapons: Bryco .380 handgun, Ruger .22-caliber pistol
Benjamin Nathanial Smith, 21, a white-supremacist, killed two people and injured nine in a racially motivated three-day rampage before shooting himself.

Conyers, Ga. 5/20/99
Weapons: .22-caliber rifle, .357-magnum revolver
T. J. Solomon, 15, is charged with entering Heritage High School and opening fire. Six students were injured, and Solomon reportedly threatened to shoot himself in the head with the revolver before an assistant principal intervened.

Littleton, CO. 4/20/99
Weapons: TEC-DC9 handgun, sawed-off double-barreled shotgun, pump-action shotgun, 9mm semi- automatic rifle
Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, killed 12 students and a teacher and wounded 23 others before shooting themselves in the library at Columbine High School.

Salt Lake City, Utah 4/15/99
Weapon: .22-caliber Ruger
Sergei Babarin, 71, a schizophrenic, allegedly killed a woman and a security guard, and wounded four others at the Mormon Family History Library. He was fatally shot by police as they attempted to apprehend him.

Washington, DC 7/24/98
Weapon: .38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver
Russell Eugene (Rusty) Weston, 41, is accused of killing a policeman and a federal guard, as well as wounding a female visitor while charging the Capitol building. He was seriously wounded in an exchange of gunfire.

Springfield, OR. 5/21/98
Weapons: .22-caliber Ruger semi-automatic rifle, Glock 9mm pistol
Kipland Kinkel, 15, allegedly killed two Thurston High School students and shot 22 others. He is also charged with killing his parents the day before.

Jonesboro, Ar. 3/24/98
Weapons: Remington .30-'06 rifle, .44-caliber Ruger, Smith & Wesson .38 revolver, Remington 742 and a Universal .30-caliber rifle
Mitchell Johnson, 13, and Andrew Golden, 11, are charged with killing a teacher and four schoolmates, and wounding 10 others.

Paducah, KY. 12/1/97
Weapon: .22-caliber Ruger pistol
Michael Carneal,14, a B student and the son of a suc-cessful lawyer, is charged with firing 12 shots at a prayer group in Heath High School, killing three students and wounding five others just after the assembly recited its final "Amen."

Pearl, Miss. 10/1/97
Weapon: .30-caliber hunting rifle
Luke Woodham, 16, stabbed his mother to death and then drove to Pearl High School, where he opened fire, killing two students, including his ex-girlfriend, and wounding seven others. He has been sentenced to life in prison.