Negro, Said To Have Been In Crap Game, Shot Through The
Gossett, Madison negro who had been working for Roy Maxey
near Paris was shot through the stomach, making ten
punctures in his intestines, following a quarrel, Sunday
morning. Gossett is in a hospital at Moberly and is
thought to be dying. Estil Burgess, Paris negro, and
Bud Dudgeon, Moberly darkey are in jail at Paris, charged
with assault with intent to kill. This charge will be
changed to murder, according to Prosecuting Attorney Nolen,
if Gossett dies.
statement given out by Gossett, shortly after the shooting,
says that he had take part in a “crap” game at the home
of Tue Maxey, and after winning some five or ten dollars,
left in company with Burgess and Dudgeon. The latter
two were attempting to take his money from him and a fight
started, Dudgeon pulling out a revolver and shooting him.
shooting took place in the alley across the street in front
of Alf and Annie Butler’s, the latter being awakened by
the quarreling. She had just gotten up to see what the
trouble was when the shot was fired and Gossett screamed. Getting
another colored woman she went over to the wounded man and
saw two men running away.
Paris Appeal article reprinted in the Perry Enterprise dated
14 May 1925; submitted by Mary Beth Kirtlink.