Late one night, a man (seen only from the shoulders down or in silhouette) enters the Dodge House Hotel, swipes a room key, lets himself into the room and goes back to return the key. A few minutes later, the room's occupant comes in. As he shuts the door, he looks up and sees the silhouette -- pointing a rifle at him. The slug drills him through the heart, but there is no sound of the shot and he's not discovered until the next morning. Newly thinks that someone could fashion a device to silence muzzle blasts. Matt sends word throughout Dodge and the nearby communities to form a street police force. But the killer strikes again the next night, and the next. Matt's now convinced that the serial killer is choosing his victims for a specific purpose -- most likely because they served on a jury. Matt questions Doc, who's lived in Dodge the longest, about the juries he remembers serving on and whether he remembered the men who served with them and who they judged. From Doc's information, ... Written by
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The true "fourth victim" (after the sniper's attempt on Doc is foiled) is storekeeper Homer Jones, played by 'Victor Killian', who's on camera only long enough to die (the sniper, who was wounded in the left arm, walks into Jones' store and holds the rifle like a pistol to shoot him point-blank). There is a cruel irony to this, because Killian was murdered in real life four and a half years later. See more
When the second victim is shot there is a long view from the roof top showing Festus over the body. He reaches for his gun and pulls it from the holster. The scene changes to a close view at street level and Festus repeats the same draw of the gun. See more