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New Hero Search James Owens Jr. - May. 11, 1968 (19483)

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Charleston County Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: SC, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: May. 11, 1968
Race/Sex: Black Male / 34 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Charleston County Police Dept.
SC   USA
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: SC   USA   Sat. May. 11, 1968
Summary: Patrolman Owens was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner he had just arrested. He had responded to an accident and had transported an injured woman and her boyfriend to the hospital. While at the hospital the boyfriend became disorderly and Patrolman Owens arrested him. As he took the man to jail the man produced a .22 caliber handgun and shot Patrolman Owens in the neck four times.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death September 18, 1968.

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