Negro Shot To Death; Woman Accused Him

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: St. Louis Globe- Democrat
Place of publication: St. Louis, Missouri
Date of publication: 9/25/1933 0:00
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NEGRO SHOTTO DEATH; WOMAN ACCUSED HIM Alabamans Lure Man from Home Posing as Officers, Kill Him. By Associated Press. TUSCALOOSA, ALA., September 24.-Dennis Cross, a Negro under bond on charges preferred by a young white woman, was shot to death here early today after being taken from his home by a group of men posing as officers. Sheriff R. L. Shamblin, who, with police, began an inquiry into the slaying, said officers had found no clues to identity of the slayers. The Sheriff said he was told six or seven men went to the Negro’s home about 2 a. m. and, telling him they were officers, said he would have to go to the Sheriff’s office and make a bigger bond. The party then drove away. Neighbors of Cross called the Sheriff’s office and reported the occurrence. Sheriff Shamblin said officers were sent to the home for an investigation, but failed to find a trace of Cross until daylight, when his body, bearing three bullet wounds, was found near the Tuscaloosa Country Club. The Sheriff said the offense with which the man was charged was a bailable one and that the woman had not been attacked.