Where'd They Get Their Guns?
An Analysis of the Firearms Used in High-Profile Shootings, 1963 to 2001
Date: July 23, 1993
Location: Lumberton, North Carolina
Alleged Shooter: Larry Demery and Daniel Green
People Killed: One
People Injured: None
Firearm(s): Smith & Wesson .38 revolver
Demery and Green killed James Jordan, the father of basketball star Michael Jordan, in a botched robbery attempt after Jordan had stopped his car near U.S. Highway 74 to rest. Eventually realizing who their victim's son was, Demery and Green left the body in a South Carolina swamp and abandoned the car near Fayettville, North Carolina. The gun was later found in Green's trailer in North Carolina.
The handgun was illegal. It had been stolen during a robbery at Lowry's Short Stop near Pembroke, North Carolina, on July 15, 1993. After Demery and Green robbed the convenience store of $300, Green shot the clerk three times and stole his revolver.
All contents � 2001 Violence Policy Center
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