Negro Killed

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Moulton Advertiser
Place of publication: Moulton, Alabama
Date of publication: Apr 24, 1878 11:50 pm

Negro Killed. On last Thursday, the Deputy Sher- iff of Lawrence County, Ala. who had a warrant for his arrest, oame up with Abe Bates, (who had committed some crime in Lawrence,) on McFarland’s farm, on Binion’s Creek in this coun- ty. The Deputy told Abe his business, and they started off together, to where the Doputy’s companion and horse had been left. Abe said his shoe was “hurtin’ his foot.” He stoeped down and rose with a stick, and pitched in- to the Deputy, right and left,-who was doing bis best to ward off the blows. Finally be fired on Abe, hit- ing him in the arm-but Abe “kept- a-knocking” and he gave him a ball in the leg, when Abe broke. Finding that the Deputy was about to cver- haul him, he came to a Fright a-bout,” and again using his stick–which the Deputy failed to wrench from him, and fearing he would get away, again used his pistol, shooting him in the bowels or stomach. He died in two or three hours after being shot. The Dep- uty, Mr. Palmer came to town Friday morning, and reported the facts.- Tuscaloosa Gazette.