Tap Duncan vs Bill Hayes
- Written by Bob Boze Bell
- Published December 10, 2012
October 15, 1894
As Duncan walks through the swinging doors, he hears a pistol being cocked behind him. Realizing he is about to be shot in the back, Duncan pulls his pistol and turns, shooting three times. Hayes gets off three shots himself.
Duncan, described by a newspaper as an expert shot, fires three more times, hitting Hayes all three times near the heart.
Hayes fires three times as well, hitting Duncan in the belt buckle, which slows the bullet as it goes under the skin and slides around to lodge in his back.
Duncan, wounded in the gut, escapes, while Hayes attempts to run toward a door about 10 feet away, only to fall dead on the doorway step.