MiloNowherepoems, John Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman -often described as an obsessed and delusional fan- on December 8, 1980. Lennon and his wife Yoko were returning to their home at The Dakota (a famous apt. building in New York City). Chapman called out Lennon's name, and when Lennon turned around Chapman shot him several times. (Lennon had previously signed an album for Chapman at nearly the same vicinity the murder occurred.) Police on the scene drove Lennon and his wife to the hospital but he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Chapman, who many believe was looking for notoriety in killing Lennon, never left the scene of his crime. He was arrested there without incidence.