Killing of Harold White in Georgia in 1932


Case summary

Harold White (1915-1932), a laborer, was killed by detective Frank C. (Red) Foster in Atlanta, Georgia. Foster was allegedly trying to stop the hold-up of a delicatessen, which police said involved White, Richard Sims, Richard Morris, and Mose White. (John Wesley Peck was also accused, but later freed.) Both Foster and White were killed in an exchange of bullets. Sims, Morris, and Mose White were convicted.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1932-03-16
Location: Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
Location type: private space - commercial
Allegation against victim: committing robbery; not paying for a slice of cake; pulling a gun on the owner of a delicatessen; shooting at a police officer

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