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May. 20, 1895
Caucasian Male / 42 yrs. of age
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office GA
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Mon. May. 20, 1895
Sheriff George Dunham was shot and killed by a man he attempted to arrest on a warrant for wife beating. As Sheriff Dunham walked up to the man's front door, the man shot him in the face with with a double-barreled shotgun.
The suspect had originally escaped to Florida after shooting Sheriff Dunham, but returned to Georgia and was apprehended after assaulting the Deputy who had assisted Sheriff Dunham during the arrest attempt.
The next day the suspect was shot and killed when he opened fire on members of a posse who had him cornered in a swamp.