Killing of Frank Johnson in Louisiana


Case summary

Frank Johnson, age 17, a peddler, died in 1944, from complications following a gunshot wound to his left abdomen in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was allegedly shot by George Zimmerman sometime on or before July 8, 1944, while selling produce from a wagon with James Collins. Leon Bernard was also a witness.


Date of incident: [ ]
Location: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
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Allegation against victim: throwing rocks; approaching with a knife

Coroner process
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Finding of no legal responsibility: [ ]

Criminal process
Arrest: yes
Charge/indictment/information: yes
Grand jury: yes
Trial: yes
Conviction: yes
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Civil lawsuits/claims filed: yes

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