It was two days before Christmas 1994: Crack cocaine dealer Omar DesAnges was driving home for the holidays in a rural stretch of Clarke County, Va., when he spotted his victim. Sanford Datcher was a customer-turned-snitch, having ratted to the police about DesAnges’ drug business.
DesAnges had been on the hunt for Datcher, and he didn’t pass up the opportunity to settle his grudge. He donned a ski mask, stepped out of his car, and fired 11 shots. Datcher died; his girlfriend, hit once, was left injured.
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