Suspected S.C. Killer was Parolee

As police continue to investigate the slain man believed to have killed five people in a small South Carolina town, more incriminating details are uncovered, including his recent parole from a North Carolina prison, and had items belonging to the victims on him at the time of his death, according to CNN.

Patrick Tracy Burris was killed by police in Dallas, N.C., on July 6. Police responded to a burglary call, and found Burris with the homeowners, who identified him as an acquaintance.

After running a background check on Burris, they discovered he had a warrant out for parole violation. Burris then opened fire on the officers, shooting one in the leg. Officers returned fire and killed him, CNN reports.

Burris allegedly shot and killed five people, ages 15 to 83, in Gaffney, S.C., between July 27 and his death.

His criminal record includes only white-collar and property criminal charges, such as extortion, blackmail, and larceny. Burris served eight years for felony breaking and entering and larceny convictions.

At his parole in April, prison officials say they had no reason to suspect he would turn violent.

One Response to Suspected S.C. Killer was Parolee

  1. Militarymale says:

    So can the people sue the parole board for letting him out i think so.

    They allowed this criminal which was a menace to society before he served time back on the street how many people have to pay for criminals getting second chances. You screw up your done welcome to life, lesson for others dont break the law or you lose it all.

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