Killing of Silas Welcher in Georgia in 1941


Case summary

Silas Welcher, 35, a yard man, was killed in 1941 by Detective H.F. Brown in Atlanta, Georgia. Brown claimed that he and his partner P.B. Green were responding to a call to arrest Welcher, that they found him in a back room at 19 Little Street, and that he fired when Welcher approached them with a knife.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1941-02-23
Location: Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
Location type: private space - domestic
Allegation against victim: attacking a police officer

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