James Swann

The Shotgun Stalker

  Active for 1 year
(1993) in United States




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  10. 2 Timeline Events
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  13. 6 Books About James Swann
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James Swann an American serial killer known as The Shotgun Stalker. Swann killed four victims and injured five during random drive-by shotgun shootings in Washington, D.C. in 1993. Swann would slow his car down next to a pedestrian and fire a 20-gauge shotgun at the victims before driving away. James Swann was found not guilty by reason of insanity and confined to Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C..

James Swann Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer James Swann (aka) The Shotgun Stalker, was active for 1 year in 1993, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States

In 1993 James Swann started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to stalk, and murder his victims.

Profile Completeness: 30%
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James Swann has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

James Swann a known:

James Swann
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Updated: 2019-02-26 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: James Swann
Nickname: The Shotgun Stalker
Victims: 4 - 4
Years Active: 1993 - 1993
Active Countries: United States
Ethnic Group: African Americans
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: N/A
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: criminal, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Family Name: Swann
Given Name: James
Birth Location: United States of America, federal republic in North America
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
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Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: involuntary commitment
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
2 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
James Swann

The 2 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer James Swann. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
James Swann started his serial killing spree. #1993
James Swann ended his serial killing spree. #1993

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Books that Mention James Swann

Book: On Gandhi's Path (mentions serial killer James Swann)
Stephanie Mills
On Gandhi's Path
Book: ISSUE 17 OF SERIAL KILLER MAGAZINE (mentions serial killer James Swann)
James Gilks
Book: Fighting the Slave-hunters in Centr... (mentions serial killer James Swann)
Alfred James Swann
Fighting the Slave-hunters in Central Africa
Book: Tennessee Records (mentions serial killer James Swann)
Jeannette Tillotson...
Tennessee Records
Book: The Certain Hour (mentions serial killer James Swann)
James Branch Cabell
The Certain Hour

6 Books that mention Serial Killer
James Swann

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1981629440 50 American Serial Killer... 14
1550924516 On Gandhi's Path 1
1312004126 ISSUE 17 OF SERIAL KILLER... 7
0714618799 Fighting the Slave-hunter... 1
0806300019 Tennessee Records 1
1775459721 The Certain Hour 1

James Edward Swann, Jr., a.k.a. "The Shotgun Stalker" (born 1964), is an American serial killer whose random drive-by shotgun shootings in Washington, D.C. in 1993 earned him his nickname in the press. Swann was living in the Iselin section of Woodbridge Township, New Jersey before the attacks.

External References
  1. Q2180387 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Feb 26, 2019.
  2. James Swann on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 26, 2019.
Internal References

James Swann is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #35 of 53[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Stalkers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #225 of 327[ Page 15 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  3. #461 of 651[ Page 31 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #578 of 651[ Page 39 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #582 of 651[ Page 39 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #603 of 651[ Page 41 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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