Killing of Earl Perry in Mississippi


Case summary

Earl Perry (1908-1949), a laborer, was killed by T.C. Bullock, a white farmer, in McComb, Pike County, Mississippi. Perry, Bullock, and Perry’s father-in-law Dave Blount were at the tenant house of Jerome Conerly on the property of W.A. Walker when a fight broke out between Perry and Bullock. According to sheriff Robert E. Lee, Perry allegedly made a move as if to pull a knife on Bullock, whereupon Bullock got a pistol from his car and shot Perry. Passersby R.H. Brumfield and Clark Simmons transported Perry to the hospital, where he died. Bullock was charged with manslaughter. Outcome unknown.


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Date of incident: before 1949-06-02
Location: McComb, Pike County, Mississippi
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