MACON, Georgia (41NBC) — A shooting has left one person dead on Churchill Street in Macon. The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Demorrio Maurice Faulk. Police say the shooting happened early Saturday morning. A man was shot in the face during an argument between two other people. Police are searching for the shooter.
When the world knew Churchill as a politician, few were aware that he was also an accomplished shot and a fine piper. Churchill was an excellent shot who used his skills in the military as well as in civilian life. In fact, he even competed in the officers’ class at a piping championships!
A great deal of Churchill shooting was based on the “Churchill method.” This method involves mounting and swinging the shotgun with a single motion. Churchill’s technique was especially effective for hunting birds in the open. It’s also a good way to keep your hands steady.
In the first world war, Churchill served as a naval cadet and later an officer in the Royal Marines. As a leader, he became famous for his determination and fearlessness. On one occasion, he led 43 Commando against a German position known as Point 622. The troops pushed forward in clear moonlight, battling their way through wire and minefields. When the troops reached the German position, they were confronted by red-bearded Rooi Piets who yelled, “Surrender or I’ll shoot!” Churchill made a run for a safe cutting. A fellow soldier saw him and fired his rifle at his back.
Churchill escaped with only minor injuries. He won a Military Cross for his actions. His close call did not deter him, however, and he continued to thrive on danger. As his fame grew, Churchill gained the nickname, Mad Jack, for his recklessness.
During the second world war, Churchill was in charge of Britain’s defenses and policies. He was a powerful figure in the international arena and made many decisions that helped to shape our world.
Churchill liked his automatic weapons. In one of his most famous photos, he is wearing a pinstripe suit and chomping on his ever-present cigar as he holds a Thompson submachine gun with drum magazine and pistol grip fore-end. Historians believe that the photo irritated Adolf Hitler who despised Churchill with a venom exceeded only by his hatred for the English leader.
When the British Liberal Party lost power in 1929, Churchill’s bodyguard, Thompson, was dismissed from his duties. As statesmen out of office were not entitled to Scotland Yard protection, Churchill had no choice but to end his relationship with Thompson. Thompson was not happy about the separation, but Churchill said he wished him well. Thompson would later write three books about his time with the prime minister. He died at the age of eighty-seven in 1978. He had been a long-time resident of London, England. He was the father of a son and daughter, both of whom attended Winston Churchill Collegiate High School.