By Rebecca Salinas, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News Published 2:47 pm CDT, Friday, April 10, 2015 Public deaths in San Antonio Public deaths in San Antonio Photo: Courtesy March 11, 1884:Gunslingers Ben Thompson and John King Fisher had a famous shootout at the “Fatal Corner” of the 1880s (shown here), where Commerce and Soledad streets now intersect on Main Plaza. Although accounts vary, the dispute stemmed from gambling debt. Both died from the shootout.“They have died with their boots on, a death that is considered eminently genteel by desperate men,” the Express reported at that time.Read more: Famed pair killed in storied 1884 shootout less March 11, 1884: Gunslingers Ben Thompson and John King Fisher had a famous shootout at the “Fatal Corner” of the 1880s (shown here), where Commerce and Soledad streets now intersect on Main Plaza. Although … more Photo: Courtesy Photo /UTSA Libraries Special Collections April 27, 1979: Two people were killed and 51 injured when Ira Attebury opened fire from inside his mobile home on a festive crowd gathered to watch the Battle of Flowers Parade at the intersection of Broadway and East Grayson streets. Attebury was armed with a shotgun and had the street drug PCP in… Read full this story
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