Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Age-Herald
Place of publication: Birmingham, AL
Date of publication: 12/6/1901 0:00
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Ben Knox, a negro from Knoxville, Ala., was shot and instantly killed at the Tuscaloosa oil mills last night by Tossie King, a young man who had been deputized to assist in arresting him. When Mr. King told the negro to throw up his hands it is said he attempted to draw his gun, but before he could use it Mr. King fired on him. Four shots took effect in the negro’s body and he died after running about twenty or thirty yards. King was not arrested.