Killing of Billy Singleton in Texas in 1946


Case summary

Billy Singleton (1913 - 1946), a laborer, was killed by police officers L. Y. Johnson and W. E. Andrews in Jefferson County, Texas. The officers were attempting to arrest Singleton on a drunkenness charge when they shot and killed him..


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

Date of incident: 1946-05-31
Location: Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: resisting arrest; public drunkenness; drawing a gun on a police officer

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

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