|Place of publication:||Evening Messenger|
|Date of publication:||1894|
Sherman, Ala., Feb. 27.-Deputy Sheriff John cowlett was shot and killed here by Tommy McDouglass. Cowlett had gone to the boy’s home to levy on a cow owned by his mother. She refused to let it go and told the boy to shoot the officer if he attempted to drive the animal away. The officer started and the boy fired with the result noted. A crowd lynched the youthful murderer, filling him with bullets.