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Jan. 16, 1928
Caucasian Male / 36 yrs. of age
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Mon. Jan. 16, 1928
Deputy Williams was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who was wanted for several recent burglaries. Deputy Williams was off duty and working on his tobacco farm when he observed the man emerged from the nearby woods. Deputy Williams approached the man and placed him under arrest.
As he began to search the man, the suspect produced a revolver and shot him once. Deputy Williams was able to struggle with the suspect and gained control of the revolver. He then shot the suspect twice as the man fled. The suspect collapsed approximately 100 yards away. Both men succumbed to their injuries.