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The Beltway Snipers
Objective <ul><li>By watching this presentation, you should see that these sniper attacks are devastating and believe it o...
Pre-Sniper Attacks <ul><li>In early September 2002, a 55 year old pizzeria owner was shot 6 times while locking up his sto...
The Sniper Attacks <ul><li>Began October 2 nd  , 2002 and ended with the arrest of John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo ...
The End of a Month of Terror <ul><li>On October 24 th  an HVAC mechanic tipped the police off to two men sleeping in a 199...
The Snipers <ul><li>John Allen Muhammad </li></ul><ul><li>Lee Boyd Malvo </li></ul>
The Malvo Drawings <ul><li>Malvo drew a picture of the White House in the cross hairs of a rifle with the words “September...
<ul><li>Malvo also drew a picture of himself in the crosshairs of a rifle. The words “Allah Akbar and Salaam” were written...
John Allen Muhammad <ul><li>Born December, 31 1960 </li></ul><ul><li>He was 41 at time of his arrest </li></ul><ul><li>Mem...
Lee Boyd Malvo <ul><li>Born February 18, 1985 in Kingston, Jamaica </li></ul><ul><li>He was 17 at the time of his arrest <...
Weapon Used <ul><li>Malvo and Muhammad used a Bushmaster XM-15 semi-automatic rifle. This gun is not considered a sniper r...
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The Beltway Snipers

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The Beltway Snipers

  1. 1. The Beltway Snipers
  2. 2. Objective <ul><li>By watching this presentation, you should see that these sniper attacks are devastating and believe it or not, preventable. With stricter gun controls a tragedy like this one may never have even occurred. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pre-Sniper Attacks <ul><li>In early September 2002, a 55 year old pizzeria owner was shot 6 times while locking up his store. </li></ul><ul><li>His laptop was found in Muhammad’s car at the time of Muhammad’s arrest. </li></ul><ul><li>In late September, a liquor store clerk was murdered and her co-worker was injured evidence left at the scene was tied to Malvo and Muhammad. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Sniper Attacks <ul><li>Began October 2 nd , 2002 and ended with the arrest of John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo on October 24 th . </li></ul><ul><li>The snipers killed 10 people and injured three. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The End of a Month of Terror <ul><li>On October 24 th an HVAC mechanic tipped the police off to two men sleeping in a 1990 Chevy Caprice. </li></ul><ul><li>The police arrested both men and found a .233 caliber weapon and bi-pod. </li></ul><ul><li>Ballistics was then used to match the bullets from 11 of the 14 sniper attacks to that gun. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Snipers <ul><li>John Allen Muhammad </li></ul><ul><li>Lee Boyd Malvo </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Malvo Drawings <ul><li>Malvo drew a picture of the White House in the cross hairs of a rifle with the words “September 11 th we will ensure will look like a picnic to you.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Malvo also drew a picture of himself in the crosshairs of a rifle. The words “Allah Akbar and Salaam” were written on it along with Bob Marley’s line from the song Natural Mystic, “ Many more will have to suffer, Many more will have to die. Don’t ask me why.” </li></ul>
  9. 9. John Allen Muhammad <ul><li>Born December, 31 1960 </li></ul><ul><li>He was 41 at time of his arrest </li></ul><ul><li>Member of the Nation of Islam </li></ul><ul><li>Served in the U.S. Army for 15 years </li></ul><ul><li>Skilled in handling weapons and hand-to hand combat </li></ul><ul><li>Sentenced to the death penalty </li></ul><ul><li>Awaiting execution in Virginia </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lee Boyd Malvo <ul><li>Born February 18, 1985 in Kingston, Jamaica </li></ul><ul><li>He was 17 at the time of his arrest </li></ul><ul><li>Plead not guilty due to insanity </li></ul><ul><li>Found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole </li></ul>
  11. 11. Weapon Used <ul><li>Malvo and Muhammad used a Bushmaster XM-15 semi-automatic rifle. This gun is not considered a sniper rifle, but is very accurate in the ranges of 50-100 yards. </li></ul>
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