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Conrad Johnson: The 35-year-old bus driver was shot October 22 in Silver Spring, Maryland. He was the last victim of the snipers. He was standing on the top step of his empty Ride-On bus when he was hit.

Johnson, the married and the father of 2 boys,was shot in the stomach, apparently as he was getting off the bus in a staging area for Montgomery County's Ride On commuter line

He was a 10-year county employee, who "loved basketball, loved his kids," then Montgomery County executive Doug Duncan said.

Jeffrey Hopper: A 37-year-old man from Melbourne, Florida, was shot and wounded at about 8 p.m. on October 19 as he and his wife were leaving a Ponderosa restaurant in Ashland, Virginia, near Richmond. The couple were traveling through the state.

The bullet pierced the man's upper abdomen and tore through several organs. Surgeons removed part of the stomach, the left half of the pancreas and the entire spleen.


Linda Franklin: Linda Franklin, 47, mother of two and an FBI analyst, had just finished shopping at a Home Depot in Falls Church, Virginia, when she was killed October 14.

Police said the Arlington, Virginia, woman was with her husband when she was shot once as she loaded items in her car in a Seven Corners Shopping Center parking garage, around 9:15 p.m.


Kenneth Bridges: Kenneth Bridges, 53, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, businessman, was killed as he filled his gas tank at an Exxon station off I-95 near Fredericksburg, Virginia, the morning of October 11. The co-founder of a marketing distribution company, Bridges was in the area on a business trip.

"Ken was a loving husband, father of six children and an outstanding citizen of the Philadelphia community," said family friend, Gary Shepherd.


Dean Harold Meyers: On October 9, Dean Harold Meyers, 53, was fatally shot as he pumped gas at a station in Manassas, Virginia. Meyers was a civil engineer from Gaithersburg, Maryland, and a Vietnam War veteran.Meyers was described by family members asa caring and humble man who sponsored underprivileged children in Third World countries.

Caroline Seawell: On October 4, 43-year-old Caroline Seawell was shot and critically injured in a Fredericksburg, Virginia, parking lot. She later was released from the hospital.



Iran Brown: The sniper's eighth victim was a 13-year-old boy who was shot in the abdomen October 7 after his aunt dropped him off atBenjamin Tasker Middle School in Prince George's County. His aunt, a nurse, rushed him to a hospital clinicin Bowie. He was airlifted to a Washington hospital, where doctors removed his spleen and parts of his stomach and pancreas.

Pascal Charlot: 72, he was killed the evening of October 3. He was the onlysniper victim killed in the nation's capital on a street one block from the Montgomery County line. A retired carpenter, Charlot immigrated to the United States from Haiti.




Lori Ann Lewis-Rivera: was getting ready to vacuum her van at a Kensington, Maryland, gas station when she was killed October 3. She grew up in a small town in Idaho and had recently moved east with her husband and 3-year-old daughter. She was 25.




Sarah Ramos: also died the morning of October 3. Ramos, 34, was sitting on a benchoutside a post office near Leasure World in Silver Spring. She was shot in the head and killed.

A native of El Salvador, Ramos was a member of several church groups and babysat for children and worked as a housekeeper.

"The thing that impressed me about Sarah," said her employer, Larry Gaffigan, When she walked into the room, not just a person walked in the room but something walked in the room with her. Something that just warmed the house and your soul."

Ramos was married and had a 7-year-old son.


Premkumar Walekar: was also killedon October 3. He was shot and killedfilling his minivan with gas at a service station in Aspen Hill, Maryland. It was his 25th wedding anniversary.

"I just want everybody to know that my dad was ... the greatest person I ever met," said Walekar's son, Andrew. "I'm glad he was my father."

Ordinarily, the part-time cabdriver from Olney, Maryland, would not have been at the gas station at that time of day, but he was trying to finish his runs early so he could enjoy the warm afternoon.


James "Sonny" Buchanan: The 39-year-old son of a retired Montgomery County, Maryland, police officer was an active volunteer at the local Boys and Girls Club. He was an amateur poet and taught children how to garden.

"Sonny was the dad to literally 400 kids," said Gregory Wims, a friend and fellow volunteer at the club. "He came to the club two or three times a week, helped with homework."

Buchanan previously ran a landscaping company but had gotten out of the business. He was shotat 7:41am themorning of October 3 while mowing the lawn near the Fitzgerald Auto Mall inWhite Flint. He was shot in the chest.


James D. Martin: a 55-year-old analyst at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office is shot and killed at 6:04 p.m. on October 2 while carrying groceries from the Shoppers Food Warehouse store to his car. He purchased the food for his church group.

A resident of Colesville, Martin had become a fixture at Shepherd Elementary School in Washington, where he judged science fairs and helped with student projects.

He was also an amateur genealogist and a Civil War buff. He is survived by his wife and an 11-year-old son.

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