Killing of Daniel Webster Hunter in Alabama in 1949


Case summary

Daniel Webster Hunter (1928-1949), employed in the detective agency of his father, Frank Hunter, was shot by police officer W.A. Dobson and died several months later in Birmingham, Alabama. Police claimed that Dobson and his partner went to a night spot looking for a burglary suspect, and that when Hunter fled from the scene, Dobson shot him.


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Date of incident: 1949-05-31
Location: Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Location type: public space - urban
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