Deputy US Marshal Frank Canton hated Bee Dunn, and vice versa. Dunn had pulled some shady deals; Canton wanted to nail him but had failed. Bee wanted revenge.
It came to a head on November 6, 1896 in Pawnee, OK. They saw each other on a street and went for their guns. Dunn’s briefly caught in his clothes, so Canton got off the only shot—right in the middle of Bee’s forehead.
Canton later claimed it was the only shot to make; Dunn was wearing an iron vest that would have deflected any bullets to the body.