Killing of Ike Williams in Alabama in 1947


Case summary

Ike Williams (1914 – 1947) was killed by City Detective C. D. Bagget in Jefferson County, Alabama. The detective went to the house in response to a call that the house was being held up. Bagget reported that he shot after Williams tried to shoot him with a pistol. A coroner returned a finding of justifiable homicide.


Alleged perpetrators/other named individuals:
Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1947-01-11
Location: Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Location type: private space - commercial
Allegation against victim: holding up a card game; drawing a gun on a police officer

Coroner process
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Finding of no legal responsibility: yes

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