Killing of Ernest Wray in Georgia in 1932


Case summary

Ernest Wray (1913-1932), a filling station worker, was killed by patrolman M.O. Evans in Atlanta, Georgia. Evans was attempting to arrest Wray for the stabbing of a filling station manager named J.P. Stover. Wray and Evans allegedly fought, including over possession of Evans’s gun. During the fight, Evans fatally shot Wray.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1932-07-16
Location: Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
Location type: private space - domestic
Allegation against victim: stabbing an employer; dispute over wages; shooting at a police officer

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