American killer convicted of the murder of nine people, including five police officers. He was caught following a bloody shootout with police in hotel lobby in New Orleans.
He worked as a dental technician in the U.S. Navy.
His crimes were thought to have been racially motivated, as police found his apartment covered from floor to ceiling with anti-white graffiti.
His parents received a condolence not from the Black Panther Party following his death.
He is referenced in the Gil Scott-Heron version of the song Inner City Blues.