Clipped From Florence Morning News
H. of ht-f r s V R . of NEW INGLE SEEN IN SHOOTING OFFICER OF JOHNSON Another Negro Held as Accomplice in What Looks Like a Plot MR. JOHNSON STILL IN CRITICAL CONDITION A new angle was given the shooting of officer E. W. Johnson by Robert Bentley, 20 year old negro, in an investigation prosecuted ye^tci day by the police department of a statement coming to the police that the pistol with which Bentley shot the officer had been handed to him a moment befoie the ou% assault By another negro who was in the Paradiso Cafe Nortfi Dargan street when the shooting oecuired. It was the assumption that thi^ negro, whusu wcimty has riot been established, was the instigator of the iittnck. Although the police devoted the entire day to probing the i eport and exhausted every lino of investigation, they had not been successful lost night in following it up closely enough, lo wan ant action other than the holding of Jake Kinder, \vlio wan aitested on picion, for furthei development;.. Several other suspects were examined during the day but little headway was made in the effort to establish the report that the shooting of the officer was the lesult of a plot. Late last night Mr. Johnson, who is at the Florence Infirmary with thiec bullet wounds in his body, was reported a? being still in a critical condition. His physicians Â«ie awaiting develop- -menls. Fortunately the iieves- sity for a Irnnufunion of blood ceased yeit_r rda;-, Mr. .T-dnison having" recovered lo n Iftrgfl Vx- tent from his state of shook. Additional men were tested for type dining yesterday morning 1 but the case happened to be one of ihiAO laie ones in 'Â·urglcal practice where it seemed impossible to f i n d the correct type of 10 match that of the wo untied man. Tho wounds from which, the ' officer is sei ions danger weie inflicted by the bullets w h i c pnetrated the abdominal cavity (Continued on page 8) '