Fateful Encounter:  John Lennon & His Assassin

Fateful Encounter: John Lennon & His Assassin

via: wikipedia

via: wikipedia

December 8, 1980

Shortly after 5:00 pm, photographer Paul Goresh captures this flash-lit image of John Lennon signing a copy of his Double Fantasy album for a fan. Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono are leaving The Dakota apartment building in New York City, on their way to a recording session.

The fan in the photo?  Mark David Chapman, who also carries a Charter Arms .38 Special revolver, the weapon he would fire five times to snuff out the life of the legendary musician just six hours after this photo was taken.

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