Negro Killed

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Tuskaloosa Gazette
Place of publication: Tuscaloosa, AL
Date of publication: Apr 10, 1878 11:50 pm

, last Thursday, the Dap- uty Sheriff of Lanrence County, Ala., who had a warrant for his arrest, eame up with Abe : Bates, (who had conmitted some crime in Laurence, ou McFarland’s farm, on Biuion’s Creek in this county. The Deputy told Abe – his business, and they started off togsther, to , where the Deputy’s companion and horse had I been left. Abe said has shoe was “hurtin’ his toot.” He stooped down and rose with a stick, and pitehed into the Deputy, right and left,- who was doing lais best to ward off the blows. Finally be fired ou Abe, hiting him in the arm -but Abe kept a-knocking” and he gave him y a ball in the leg, when Abe broke. Finding – that the Deputy was about to over-haul him, he came to a “right a-bout,” and again nsing his stick, – which the Deputy failed to wrench l’ from him, and fearing he would get away, again used his pistol, shooting him in the bow. els or stomach. He died in two or three hours I after being shot. The Deputy, Mr. Palmer came to town Friday morning, and reported I the facts. 1 ,