Phillip James Lamberson (954)

2/17/2002: Lamberson, a former mason living alone in the Vagabond Motel at the edge of the city, stole a fifth of Jim Beam from a nearby liquor store where he was known for visiting 2 or 3 times a day in bedroom slippers. The clerk called police, who took his threats shouted through the door seriously, and who shot him dead with eight shots as he appeared at the threshold with a pellet gun.

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