Negro Shot By Fleetwood Boy During Dispute

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Tuscaloosa News
Place of publication: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Date of publication: 4/1/1926 0:00
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Called to Fleetwood, Ala., early this morning, Chief Deputy Sheriff Foster King and Deputy Sheriff Bela Hughes took into cutsody Daniel Hayes, white boy 19 years of age, on a charge of shooting Relix Thomas, negro, with a 110-guage shot gun. The very small charge of squirrel shot entered the negro’s left side, and he was brought to the Druid City hospital here, but his wounds were not thought to be serious. The shooting occurred at 7:30 o’clock this morning. The negro, it is said, held a job at the Fleetwood mines, but left his job during the rainy weather the first of this week. The white boy was placed on the job in his stead. This morning the negro returned to his job and a quarrel between the two ensued which led to the shooting.