Killing of Adam Green in Arkansas in 1945


Case summary

Adam Green, 33, an active duty soldier, was killed in 1945 by J. R. Wilson, city marshal, in Desha County, Arkansas. Green was en route to California under Army orders. He was fatally shot by Wilson at a station while attempting to re-board a train. Witness statements indicated that the killing was unprovoked. It was reported that the case was to be presented to a grand jury. Outcome unknown.


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Perpetrator group type: police

Date of incident: 1945-04-23
Location: Dumas, Desha County, Arkansas
Location type: public conveyance
Allegation against victim: raising his fist in a sign of aggression

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