Killing of Charlie Jackson in Georgia in 1932


Case summary

Charlie Jackson (1906-1932), a laborer, was killed by police officer H.H. Ramsaur in Atlanta, Georgia. Ramsaur and officers Turner and Pittman received a tip on the whereabouts of a person suspected of robbing a furniture store employee. They organized a posse and surrounded the home of the suspect. Ramsaur found Jackson and another man on the back porch. Ramsaur claimed that when Jackson came at him with a knife, he shot him.


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Perpetrator group type: police, posse

Date of incident: 1932-01-16
Location: Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
Location type: victim's home
Allegation against victim: committing burglary; committing robbery; resisting arrest

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