Killing of Arthur Keels Jr. in Louisiana in 1946


Case summary

Arthur Keels, Jr., (1922-1946), a laborer and veteran, was allegedly shot and killed by City Policeman Lambert Stroud in Winnfield, Louisiana. According to newspaper accounts, Stroud and City Policeman C.O. Barnes were called to a neighborhood disturbance and had a violent encounter with Keels, whom they claimed had attacked them. According to the death certificate, Keels died of gunshot wounds.


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

Date of incident: 1946-04-27
Location: Winnfield, Winn Parish, Louisiana
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: exhibiting public drunkenness; striking a police officer

Coroner process
Coroner/inquest: yes
Finding of no legal responsibility: [ ]

Criminal process
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FBI case ID:

New Orleans 44-145

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