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Fred Vaughan
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Birth: 1887
Death: Jan. 13, 1927
Winn Parish
Louisiana, USA

Son of John Henry Vaughan and Mary Jane Thomas


Officer Mistakes Shot and Kills Unarmed Fugitive

Shreveport, La. Jan. 14.—When he failed to obey orders to surrender. Fred Vaughan, 40 year old, said to be an escaped convict from the Texas penitentiary. was shot and instantly killed by Bossier parish deputies Thursday at Red Chute, about ten miles east of Bossier City. Vaughan was shot through the heart.
The shooting ended a three-day search for Vaughan who was reported to be in hiding near his brother-in-law's home on the Wallace dairy, near Red Chute. Tipped off, Deputies Hosier. Huckaby, and Ardis Green, the latter night marshal of Bossier City. went to the place and searched the home. Not finding Vaughan there they went to a barn. Vaughan was inside working on an automobile according to the report of Dr. R. 0. Carter. Coroner. Hosier went inside and Vaughan ran out. When he failed to stop the Officer opened fire. Hearing the shot, Huckaby, who stood on the outside, believed Vaughan had shot his fellow-officer, and opened fire. Vaughan turned and fell. No Weapon was found on the dead man.

The Times – Picayune
February 15, 1927
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  Mary Jane Thomas Vaughan (1865 - 1932)
  Fred Vaughan (1887 - 1927)
  Effie Mae Vaughan Roberts (1891 - 1964)*
  Jessie Vaughan Roberts (1901 - 1917)*
  Jenice Opal Vaughan Bolton (1908 - 1984)*
*Calculated relationship
Zion Hill Cemetery
Winn Parish
Louisiana, USA
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Record added: Jan 26, 2011
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Fred Vaughan
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 Added: Jan. 26, 2011

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