Dow Braziel

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Dow Braziel - I 'Whea Joe Coteon, Accused Of Bootlegging,...
I 'Whea Joe Coteon, Accused Of Bootlegging, Opens Up With A Shotgun On W. B. Hignight and Dow Braziel, United States Officers—Fire Is Returned And Colson Is Shot Through The Side W. R. Hignight, deputy United States marshal at Ardmore, was shot in the face with a charge of BB shot, Sunday night by Joe Colson, an alleged j whiskey peddler, and the latter was shot in the side by Dow Braziel, an officer who works with Hignight, when the fire was returned. Hignight ii iSot badly injured and Colson will recover. The officers received a tip that some whiskey was being brought In and stored at the home of Colson, who lives three miles west of the Healdton oil fields In Jefferson county. They found 500 bottles of booze at Colson's place. Hignight, who knew Colson Well, told him to get his coat and come with the officers. Colson went into the house and returned with a shotgun, firing from the door at the officers. The gun was loaded with BB shot, which took effect on the side of Hignlght's face, and in his shoulders and arms. The officers returned the fire, shooting eleven times into Colson's house. Colson was shot by Braziel through the side. It is a flesh wound and not dangerous. Hignight was taken to a country doctor nearby and the shot picked out of hia-skin, and Colson taken to Ardmore. A dispatch to the Times-Democrat from Ardmore says that Hignight is now able to be., about. Touhg Braziel, who ''.shot Colson, used his left hand. Several weeks ago he engaged in a duel with a whiskey peddler named Greenwood and killed him after Greenwood had shot away most of Braziel's right hand. He now carries his right hand in a sling and in the fight last night pumped lead with his loft.

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  1. Muskogee Times-Democrat,
  2. 02 Nov 1914, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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