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3. David Berkowitz
Born in Brooklyn, the Son of Sam would move to Yonkers before he would terrorize the outerboroughs between 1976 and 1977, killing at least six and wounding seven
. (Berkowitz claims responsibility for only half of that, saying the rest were committed by other members of a cult.) After a rash of shootings in the Bronx and especially Queens, it was Berkowitz's first attempt at a killing in Brooklyn that would be his undoing: a parking ticket issued to the killer's car on Bay 17th Street in Bath Beach on the night Berkowitz shot his last victim is what led detectives to his door.