Killing of Henry Gray Andrews in North Carolina in 1947


Case summary

Henry Gray Andrews (1923 – 1947), a farmer and WWII veteran, was killed by police chief W. N. Carter in Warren County, North Carolina. While taking Andrews to jail in a police car, Carter fatally shot Andrews. The chief alleged that Andrews attacked him. An essay on this case, researched and authored by a CRRJ student, is available on request.


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

Date of incident: 1947-06-07
Location: Warrenton, Warren County, North Carolina
Location type: public space - rural
Allegation against victim: engaging in disorderly conduct; exhibiting drunkenness; attacking a police officer

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

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FBI case ID:

Charlotte 44-80

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