July 14, 1881 CE – Billy the Kid Shot and Killed by Pat Garrett Near Fort Sumner

July 14, 1881 CE – Billy the Kid Shot and Killed by Pat Garrett Near Fort SumnerRate this post The American West is filled with romantic figures, each adding to the legend of the lawless frontier perpetuated by historians and banked on by Hollywood. Perhaps the brightest star of them all, Billy the Kid, met his end on July 14, 1881 at Fort Sumner in New Mexico. Tracked to the sleepy town in the southwestern desert, he was shot by Pat Garrett and buried the next day. Born William Henry McCarty, Jr., Billy the Kid has frequently been referred to as William H. Bonney and Henry Antrim. Hired to fight […]