Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Birmingham Iron Age
Place of publication: Birmingham, Alabama
Date of publication: Jan 3, 1884 12:00 am
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A Tuscaloosa special of the 25th says : “There was considerable excitement on the streets last night over the shooting of Gus Webb, a negro, by Policeman Nichols. the last one taking effect in the negro’s arm, causing a painful wound, Immediately after the shooting it was feared that a riot would be precipitated. and the Warrior Guards were ordered to assemble at their armory, but the crowd of excited negroes soon dispersed with- out any riotous demonstrations.