Killing of Theris Rudolph Wood in Alabama in 1948


Case summary

Theris Rudolph Wood, 19, was shot to death in 1948 by police officers H. W. Brewer, J. A. Hale and J. M. Lawson in Birmingham, Alabama. The officers accused Wood of attempting to enter an East Lake home through a bedroom window.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1948-12-10
Location: Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Location type: private space - domestic
Allegation against victim: attempting a break-in

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