Negro Killed

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Greene County Democrat
Place of publication: Eutaw, Alabama
Date of publication: 11/6/1908 0:00

Negro Killed. On- Wednesday afternoon about six o’clock Deputy Sheriff Burton Hyche shot and instantly killed a negro schoolteacher named Nathan Jackson. The shooting occurred down near the bridge that crosses the river between here and Northport. There were no eyewitnesses to the tragedy and, but meagre details have been given out. There were two shote fired it seems one of them proving fatal. This one passed through the fleshy part of the left arm and entered the left side very near the heart. The other shot struck the negro’s thumb and did not penetrate through his clothing. From what can be learned it seems that Hyche arrested this negro Saturday for fighting. for which act the negro was considerably incensed, yesterday afternoon the two were seen talking. A little later as Deputy Hyche was on his way to Northport the negro overtook him immediately after which Hyche shot. After the first shot the negro ran and fell some fifty feet from the place where he was struck. Hyche came back to the courthouse at once and reported the matter to the sheriff Hyche is also game and fish warden for the county. The negro came here from Greene County and has been engaged in teaching near North- port for some time His body was taken 10 Gardner’s Undertaking establishment where it awaits the orders of his relations. -Tuscaloosa Weekly Record.