The Man Who Killed Kid Curry Stolen horses put Rolla Gardner on the outlaw’s trail.

Rolla Gardner had no plans to chase after some train robbers near Parachute, Colorado in June 1904. A posse was already on the trail. But then Gardner discovered the outlaws had stolen a couple of his horses, and he grabbed a rifle and went after them. The posse caught up with the robbers on June 17. And in an exchange of gunfire, Gardner shot one in the chest. It was probably a fatal wound. But moments later, the injured man—Kid Curry (photo)—finished things by shooting himself in the head.

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