Slaying of One of Their Own Unnerves Gangland Reporters
Zack Stoner's still-unsolved slaying exposed an ominous side to this line of reporting and showed how vulnerable these newsgatherers are.
- Published 4 March 2019
This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.
CHICAGO (AP) — Shawn Cotton no longer drives his $55,000, bright pink Corvette to work because he’s afraid it could get him killed like his friend. But there are two things he won’t leave home without: his bulletproof vest and the 9 mm pistol he slips into his pocket. Cotton, 28, quit his $7-an-hour job cleaning refrigerators at a big-box store six years ago to enter a new and uniquely dangerous field of newsgathering in…