During the Beltway sniper siege, all eyes were
looking for white
vans. Yet the snipers did their killing from a
cut in the trunk of a 1990 Chevy
Caprice – and so the futile search began.
From the moment news broke that five people were
random shootings in Montgomery County, parents
know: How could the
schools keep their children safe?
Former Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan
remembers the terror of the sniper
attacks and the \”camaraderie\” that brought
the families of the victims.
Ask people about the three weeks of terror in
October 2002 and some struggle to find the right
words to express themselves.
Mike Semel, deputy local editor for news and investigations, The Washington Post
Paul Ebert has sent more murderers to the death
chamber than any prosecutor in the country, but he
had never witnessed an execution. Then he met John
Join WTOP for a multimedia look back at a
dangerous time in D.C., when many needlessly lost
their lives and the region was
paralyzed by fear.
As the region begins to mark the 10th anniversary
of the D.C.-area sniper shootings, some may
remember the terror, while those touched by the
violence remember the pain.
License plate technology now in use could have made a life-or-death difference for the victims of the Beltway snipers in 2002.