Officer William R. McDaniel, 36, was shot and killed by an ex-convict while he was investigating the scene of a wrecked vehicle which had earlier been driven and abandoned by the killer. McDaniel had intended to impound the car and was accompanied by a garage mechanic, Kenneth Davis, 29, when both were accosted by the ex-convict. Davis was shot and killed instantly. McDaniel returned fire, wounding the assailant, but was himself fatally shot. The killer of the pair fled, but was shot and killed by a sheriff’s posse.