He Was America’s Most Elusive Fugitive For 40 Years. Then Police Found His Prints On An ID Card

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Outside, meanwhile, Wright and McGhee pulled stockings over their heads and picked up their weapons. They then stormed through the door to the gas station – but they were met with resistance. As Patterson attempted to fight off the robbers, however, McGhee fired his Winchester rifle. The shot hit the valiant father.

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Patterson crumpled to the ground, and Wright and McGhee subsequently fled the scene with just $70 in cash. But rather than dwell on their crime, they instead headed to a local inn, where Wright played games and dined on cheeseburgers. Then, only two days after the shooting, Walter Patterson tragically succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

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