Killing of Herbert Benjamin Richardson in Texas in 1930
Herbert Benjamin Richardson (1895-1930), a bootlegger who ran a speakeasy, was killed by federal prohibition agent Ernest G. Wells in Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas. Wells, agent Jack E. Harrison, and others raided Richardson’s home in search of liquor. Wells broke up an argument between Richardson and Harrison, and alleged that Richardson then pulled a gun, causing Wells to shoot him in self-defense. Wells was held on a murder charge.
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