Short’s Last Shootout Luke didn’t fare well…

Luke didn’t fare well…

Luke Short

Luke Short was a noted Old West shootist—but his last gunfight didn’t turn out so well. He was in a longstanding argument with gambler Charles Wright. They were in Fort Worth’s Bank Saloon on December 23, 1890. The argued. Wright pulled a shotgun and wounded Short in the leg and hand. Short pulled his pistol and shot Wright in the right wrist. Both were arrested. Short was bedridden for around three months. His trial wasn’t completed until March 1892; Short was found guilty of aggravated assault and fined $150. Wright was acquitted.

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