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Some stories say Billy The Kid was born in New York City on Nov. 23, 1859. Another story has it that he was born on Sept. 17, 1859. And still another story has it that he was born in Indiana. The first story is usually said to be the right one. Billy first got into trouble in Coffeyville, Kan., where he was arrested for stealing butter and other things from a local store. He called himself "William H. Bonney". In 1880, Pat Garrett was made sheriff of Lincoln County. He really wanted to catch Billy, and get the $500 reward. Pat Garrett finally caught up with Billy and killed him 4 months before his 22 birthday. Pat Garrett was very proud, but did not get his $500 reward for a long time. Billy The Kid will always be remembered as a very famous outlaw of the old west.