‘Kindness of America’ author shot in random act of violence

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, June 11, 2012 16:23 EDT
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A man hitchhiking across the country while working on a book called “The Kindness of America” was seriously wounded over the weekend in a “random” drive-by shooting, according to police.

Ray Dolin, 39, was shot in the arm near Glasgow, Montana after a man offered him a ride on Saturday night, according to police who spoke to The Associated Press.

The primary suspect, 52-year-old Lloyd Danielson III, was arrested several hours later. His criminal history includes assault, police said.

Dolin is expected to make a full recovery.

Photo: Flickr user mattlemmon, creative commons licensed.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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