History Tip of the Day – July 15th

Billy the Kid is killed, July 14, 1881

Pat Garrett, sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico, brings two deputies with him on a tip that the cold-blooded killer Billy the Kid has been located. They cautiously approach a hacienda and wait in the shadows. Garrett sneaks into the house and asks the owner where the outlaw is. A thin figure appears in the doorway. Garrett sees a revolver in one hand, a knife in the other. The figure in the doorway raises the gun. Garrett draws his own gun and shoots twice. The house’s owner lights a candle. On the floor is the lifeless body of Billy the Kid.