Group Posing as Police Slay Accused negro

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Salt Lake Tribune
Place of publication: Salt Lake City, Utah
Date of publication: 9/25/1933 0:00
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Group Posing As Police Slay Accused Negro TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Sept. 24 (AP) Dennis Cross, a negro, under bond on charges preferred by a young white woman, was shot to death here early today after being from his home by a group of men posing as officers. Sheriff R. L. Shamblin, who, with police, began an inquiry into the slaying. said officers had found no clues to identity of the slayers. The sheriff said he was told a group of men, six or seven in number, called at the negro’s home about 2 a. m. and. telling him they were officers, said he would have to go to the sheriff’s office and make a bigger bond. The party then drove away. Neighbors of Cross called the sheriff’s office and reported the occurrence. Sheriff Shamblin said officers were sent to the home for an investigation, but failed to find a trace of Cross until daylight, when his body, bearing three bullet wounds, was found near the Tuscaloosa Country club.