Killing of Archie Lee Gilder in Alabama in 1952


Case summary

Archie Lee Gilder (1924?-1952), construction laborer, was killed by police officers R.E. Reid and J.E. LeGrand in Birmingham, Alabama. The officers were responding to a complaint of a prowler at a duplex apartment. The officers claimed that shot Gilder when he tried to flee.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1952-10-05
Location: Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: prowling

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