Berkowitz arrives at Brooklyn Courthouse in New York, Aug. 11, 1977.
AP Photo/Ira Schwarz, File
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That was the day before police arrested David Berkowitz, the serial killer who called himself "Son of Sam". He terrorized the city for a year with late-night shootings, killing six and wounding seven, and primarily targeted young women sitting in cars. Producer Tom Jennings has made similarly styled documentaries on Pearl Harbor, the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King and the 1994 Los Angeles police riots. When a witness reported a strange man on the street near the final shooting, police checked traffic tickets that had been issued in the area and traced them to Berkowitz's car and Yonkers, New York, home.After his arrest, there were more newspapers sold in the city than there were after President John F. Kennedy's assassination, said Lawrence Klausner, author of "Son of Sam".
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