Incident

1-08-1950 Mississippi Kosciusko 5-3

Location

January 08, 1950


Kosciusko, Mississippi

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Sonny Man Thurman
  • Age: 13
  • Age Group: Teen 12-17
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Ruby Neal Harris
  • Age: 4
  • Age Group: Child 0-11
  • Gender: Female
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Alice Mary McAtlee
  • Age Group: Child 0-11
  • Gender: Female
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Pearline Thurman
  • Age: 15
  • Age Group: Teen 12-17
  • Gender: Female
  • Status: Injured
  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Thomas Harris
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Injured
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: Wendell Whitt
  • Age: 24
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Arrested
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: Malcolm Whitt
  • Age: 32
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Status: Arrested
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: Leon Turner
  • Age: 38
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Arrested

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Wounded/Injured
  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, or suicide)
  • Child Involved Incident
  • Child killed (not child shooter)
  • Home Invasion
  • Home Invasion - Resident killed
  • Home Invasion - Resident injured
  • Mass Shooting (4+ victims injured or killed excluding the subject/suspect/perpetrator, one location)
  • Backfill

Notes

Three escapees go to plantation farm house intent on raping 15 year old... kill her siblings instead...she and her father only wounded. Windol Whitt - first white man in region to be tried for murder of a Negro

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: Unknown

District

Congressional District: 2
State Senate District: 14
State House District: 27