Killing of Marvin Edmundson in North Carolina in 1945


Case summary

Marvin Edmundson (1911 - 1945), a laborer, was killed by police officer Roy Jones in Wayne County, North Carolina. Jones stopped the car in which Edmundson and a companion, Caesar A. Fort, were driving. Edmundson and Fort allegedly got out of the car and ran. Jones fatally shot Edmundson in the back during the chase. Fort was wounded.


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

Date of incident: 1945-06-16
Location: Fremont, Wayne County, North Carolina
Location type: public space - rural
Allegation against victim: committing a whiskey violation

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

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

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