Killing of Henry A. Bush in Alabama


Case summary

Henry A. Bush (1922-1941), a farmer, was killed by police officer Horace O. Hicks in Jefferson County, Alabama. Deputy R.F. McDonald, a county warden, suspected Bush of shoplifting and tried to apprehend him. Bush fled and was pursued by Hicks and police officer E.T. Rouse, and Hicks shot him.


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Location: Ensley, Jefferson County, Alabama
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Allegation against victim: stealing shoes and work gloves from the Silver Store

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