Tuscaloosa Officers Kill Negro on Farm

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Gaffney Ledger
Place of publication: Gaffney, South Carolina
Date of publication: 8/17/1933 0:00
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Tuscaloosa Officers Kill Negro On Farm Tuscaloosa, Ala., Aug. 15.-A negro was shot to death on a farm near here Sunday by two deputies called after he was reported to have threatened his employer. The officers, Harley Holeman and R. M. Pate, said the negro, Jim Pruitt, advanced on them with a club as they approached him, and resisted arrest. They said he was reported to have threatened H. R. Bambarger after an accusation of stealing chickens.