Ok, so I have a story I've written in the third person past. The final scene concludes with my POV character, and his supporting character, dying. Since it's written in the past, it would be impossible for a POV character to tell an 'account' of the story and what happened since, well, he is dead, unless a witness watched him fall, and this scene is told through that witness, correct? Or can I simply write it as is: The man took aim, and Roger’s skin tensed and became cold, and the sound of his heartbeat faded from his ears, and the screams in the shop no longer felt real, like wailing ghosts, and all he could hear was the soft, faint ringing in his mind that was always there, always there, but never seemed to exist. Mom. Squeezing the trigger, the man said, “Remember me.” I’m sorry. The gun recoiled. The barrel flashed. Time stopped. Invisible hands of horror wrapped around Roger’s throat and damned him. The final shot, like the sound of judgment, fired. Darkness. THE END Or do I need to switch the tense of the entire story to present, so that the reader finishes with the death of the character, and the story ends through the eyes of that character? Is it possible to kill of a POV character in third person? Has this been done before? Am I making sense here? Something tells me the reader may be more immersed if it were in the present tense, but I have no experience writing in that tense, and it feels rather weird.