Mark Essex

Birthday
12, 1949
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
Jan 7, 1973 (23)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
12, 1949
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
Jan 7, 1973 (23)

About

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.

Before Fame

He worked as a dental technician in the U.S. Navy.

Trivia

His crimes were thought to have been racially motivated, as police found his apartment covered from floor to ceiling with anti-white graffiti.

Family Life

His parents received a condolence not from the Black Panther Party following his death.

Associated With

He is referenced in the Gil Scott-Heron version of the song Inner City Blues.