Jesse Evans and his gang acted like they were headed to Mexico in early July 1880. But it was a fake, trying to fool the law. The outlaws turn and head northwest of Presidio, TX. A patrol of Texas Ranger from the Frontier Battalion (photo) is hot on their heels when Evans and company open up on them.
A running gunfight ensues, covering about a mile before both groups dismount and continue the battle. Eventually, Evans and his pals surrender after one of the gang members is killed. A Ranger also dies in the fight.