Killing of Daniel Lee Simms in Alabama


Case summary

Daniel Lee Simms, age 28, was killed in Birmingham, Alabama by police officer W.H. Pearson in 1941. Sims was said to have assaulted his relatives, causing the officers to come to the home. Pearson shot Sims once in the chest, killing him. The death was deemed a justifiable homicide.


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Perpetrator group type: police

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Location: Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
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Allegation against victim: terrorizing relatives; assaulting relatives and police officers

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