Another Hail of Bullets in Georgia

On Dec. 15, 2000, Derwin Brown, sheriff-elect of the suburban Atlanta county of DeKalb, was assassinated as he walked up his driveway. The killing stunned the country. And as a TIME In Depth story sho

On Sunday morning, in River Lake Estates, former sheriff's deputy Patrick Cuffy stood in his front yard, talking to a friend, when a red truck drove up. So did a black Ford Excursion, then a grayish Taurus. Armed with assault-style semiautomatics, a posse of men leaped out. They rushed Cuffy and his friend, Dania Hewitt, who had a gun of his own. A loud argument was followed by seven seconds of rapid gunfire. Children playing nearby dived behind bushes as the men exchanged 59 shots. By the time it was over, one gunman was wounded and another fatally shot. Neighbors returned...

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