Bus Thief Shot

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Birmingham News
Place of publication: Birmingham, Alabama
Date of publication: 9/5/2934 23:00
Source URL: View Source

TUSCALOOSA, Ala, -Attempt of a Negro from Roosevelt, Ala., near Birmingham, to steal a trunk from the top of a bus early Wednesday morning, resulted in his being shot by a nightwatchman at Alberta City, near here. Four of the wounded Negro’s companions in an automobile which followed the bus from Bessemer late Tuesday night were lodged in Tuscaloosa County Jail. The trunk was thrown off the bus to the highway by Mack Ruggs, 25, who was shot in the hip when he and the other negroes fled at approach of the officer while they were attempting to remove the contents.