I woke up early on October 10th to a message on my text pager that the sniper had struck on the evening before at a gas station in Manassas, Virginia, about 50 miles from the last attack scene, where a 13-year-old boy had been shot in Bowie, Maryland two days earlier.
This time, 53-year-old Dean Harold Meyers had been shot and killed.
Above, I photographed reactions in the crowd of bystanders gathering to watch as a large team of investigators swept the scene for evidence in Manassas.
The trail felt very cold already.
When I returned to Maryland, where I hadn’t taken time to check out of my room in the morning, I spotted this man standing on a street corner near one of the earlier attacks, with a message for the shooter.