Killing of Ocie Parker in Alabama in 1949


Case summary

Ocie Parker, 45, a blast furnace worker, was killed in 1949 by Luther W. Fuller in Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama. A coroner’s account stated that Fuller shot Parker from his front yard. Parker had a gun, reportedly because he was out hunting rabbits. Fuller ordered Parker to drop his gun, and when, instead, he raised it, Parker killed him. The coroner returned a finding of justifiable homicide.


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Date of incident: 1949-01-29
Location: Dolomite, Jefferson County, Alabama
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: carrying a shotgun and threatening a white man with it

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Finding of no legal responsibility: yes

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