Lawman George Scarborough Meets The Wild Bunch

george-scarborough-blogGeorge Scarborough was a tough and deadly lawman—until he ran into members of the Wild Bunch.

He and a compatriot were trailing rustlers in southeast Arizona on April 3, 1900 when they ran into their quarry.  A gunfight ensued.  Scarborough is on his horse when outlaw Tom Capehart put a bullet through his thigh at 350 yards.

Scarborough was eventually evacuated back to his New Mexico home but medical attention was too late. He died on April 5—the fourth anniversary of his killing of John Selman, the man who killed John Wesley Hardin.

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