The Moment the ‘Son of Sam’ Was Captured by Police, Ending His Murder Spree: ‘You Got Me’

Four decades ago, a lowly postal worker from Yonkers held all of New York City in the grip of terror, carrying out a deadly string of late-night shootings that killed six and injured seven, triggering one of the largest police manhunts in the city’s history.

David Berkowitz — the self-proclaimed “Son of Sam” — evaded police for more than a year but was arrested on Aug. 10, 1977, outside his apartment building.

On Saturday, five days before the 40th anniversary of his capture,...

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