Brookwood Mine Tragedy

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Times and News
Place of publication: Eufaula, Alabama
Date of publication: Aug 22, 1895 12:00 am
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Wm. McKay, a Young Miner, Killed by Deputy Sheriff Nelson.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 15. – At Brookwood mines Deputy Sheriff Joe Nelson went to serve a warrant for assault with intent to murder on Will McKay, a young miner, last night. McKay reached for his pistol as he saw the officer approaching, when Nelson fired his shotgun, filling him with slugs. McKay died this morning. It seems that McKay’s mother, who was a widow, had been keeping company with a man who was objectionable to McKay. The latter several days ago swore he would kill the offending person, and emptied his pistol at him the first time he met him, but without effect. It was the warrant for this as- sault that Nelson was endeavoring to serve when he killed McKay.