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Gastonia burglary leads to death of South Carolina serial killer

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Residents of Gaffney, South Carolina can rest easier after police shot and killed a man suspected in a serial killing spree.

South Carolina law enforcement officials have identified Patrick Burris as the suspect.

Officials say Burris was a felon with a lengthy record and was paroled in April after seven years in prison.

The 41-year old was shot by police responding to a burglary complaint in Gastonia, North Carolina early yesterday morning.

Police say bullets in his gun matched those used to kill residents in nearby Gaffney, South Carolina.

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Residents of Gaffney, South Carolina can rest easier after police shot and killed a man suspected in a serial killing spree.

South Carolina law enforcement officials have identified Patrick Burris as the suspect.

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