On July 13, 1960, Albert Pitts, David Pitts, Marshall Johns, Ernest McPharland, and Willie Charlie Gibson, the African-American victims, were shot by their white employer, subject Zennie (Robert) William Fuller, with a shotgun. According to contemporaneous newspaper accounts, victims Albert Pitts, David Pitts, and Marshall Johns died immediately, while victims Ernest McPharland and Willie Gibson were critically wounded. McPharland reportedly died in the hospital of a head wound on the night of July 14, 1960. Gibson eventually recovered.
Wednesday, July 13, 1960
Albert Pitts - David Pitts - Marshall Johns - Ernest McPharland - Willie Gibson -
Civil Rights Division
Updated October 6, 2016