police kill colored man 1906
HEWS OF LDUlSIAPJft OFFICERS KILL A DESPERATH COLORED MAN NEAR KEACHIE. im RLS1STED ARREST Tried to Stab Dr. W. II. Morgan, auJ Was Only Prevented from Carrying Out His Design by Being Shot Down by Constable Hall VercUct of CoV: oner's Jury. Special to The Times. Keaehle, La., Feb. 10. This utttr-noon utttr-noon utttr-noon Judge S. F. Tolbert approueiiej a negro by the name of Phillip Wudlcy, and quesioned him in regard to a debt, whereupon Wadley became very abusive to Judge Tolbert and 'drew a long, keen knife find made thieaten-ing thieaten-ing thieaten-ing demonstrations. Immediately Nonstable Win. R. Hail was armed with a warrant, and assisted by Dr. W. H. Morgan and Judge Tolbert, pro -c,"eded -c,"eded to Mr. Schuler's store, where tho negro was found, and attempted lo make an arrest. Upon the -appdiranc-e -appdiranc-e -appdiranc-e -appdiranc-e of the officers the negro made a vigorous vigorous assault on them with the dangerous dangerous weapon he had prevlouwy drawn and after he had cut Dr. Morgan Morgan on the jaw Constable H ill. was forced to fire in defense of Dr. Morgan's Morgan's life, and only succeeded In saving saving Dn" Morgan from a horrible death by emptying his pistol In' the body of Wadley. When the last shot was feiven, the negro had Dr. Morgntt down and was in the net of plunging the knife In his prostrate form. Such brute bravery and savag-s savag-s savag-s cussedness is scarcely ever exhibited as was shown by this man Wadley. After the shodtlng Wadley lived absut five or ten minutes. , . , " ' A coroner's jury was empaneled right after the shooting and rendered a verdict that the deceased came to his death from gunshot wounds In-f In-f In-f ..cted by Constable W. R. I Hall to save the life of Dr. W. H Morgan.