Killed While Resisting Arrest

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: St. Louis Globe-Democrat
Place of publication: St. Louis, Missouri
Date of publication: Aug 14, 1895 12:00 am
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Killed While Resisting Arrest.

BIRMINGHAM, ALA., August 13.

Deputy Sheriff Joe Nelson, at Brockwood mines, in Tuskaloosa County, went to arrest Will McKay, a miner, late last night on a charge of assault with intent to murder. McKay pulled a pistol from his boots and offered resistance, but before he could use the weapon Nelson filled him full of slugs from a double-barreled shotgun. McKay lived five hours before dying. McKay a few days ago shot several times at another miner, who was keeping company with McKay’s mother, and the warrant was issued therefor.