National Affairs: Houston's Shame

Taking their way through Houston's Negro quarter, as it was their duty to do from time to time, Detectives Davis and Bradshaw of the Houston police force surprised a Saturday night crap game. One of the Negroes dropped a gun and ran. Detective Bradshaw collared that man. Detective Davis chased another one, a Negro named Robert Powell. Some one shot. Davis shot too, then dropped, wounded mortally. Powell, wounded in the abdomen, crept home to bed. But he was found and with him a discharged revolver. He denied shooting Detective Davis. He was arrested, removed to a hospital, charged with murder.

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