Killing of Larry Stroud in South Carolina in 1942


Case summary

Pvt. Larry Stroud (1918-1942), a U.S. Army soldier, was killed by police officer H.W. Steinert in Fort Jackson, Richland County, South Carolina. Stroud was allegedly drunk when Steinert shot him in the back of the head. It is unclear whether Steinert was cleared by a coroner’s inquest or acquitted at a jury trial.


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

Date of incident: 1942-11-04
Location: Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: exhibiting drunkenness; threatening a police officer with a rock

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

Criminal process
Arrest: [ ]
Charge/indictment/information: [ ]
Grand jury: [ ]
Trial: yes
Conviction: no
Sentence: [ ]

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