Category: Spree Killing
Location: Geneva County, Alabama
Date: March 10, 2009
Crime: In a span of forty seven minutes, spanning two communities in Alabama, this twenty six year old gunman killed ten people and wounded six others. The dead included members of the killers family as well as the burning of his mothers home. Armed with an SKS rifle, Bushmaster AR-15 rifle and .38 caliber handgun, he shot and killed himself as police moved in.
Biography: This violent spree began with the calculated killing of several members of Michael McLendon’s family. He first shot his mother and set fire to her house before driving to a nearby town where he killed 5 more members of his family and several neighbors. Then the spree became random as he drove down the street shooting at anyone he saw.