Clark County Clipper, November 13, 1884


Two Men Kill Each Other in Winfield.

From Francis Hall we learn of a shooting affray in Winfield last Saturday night in which both participants lost their lives.  The Democrats were having a jubilee.  Both men were drinking, which is supposed to have been the principal cause.  The parties were Sandy Burris, an ex-policemen, and a colored man named Fletcher Burns, fired the first, second and third shots, the latter piercing his foe in a vital spot.  As Fletcher fell he drew his pistol and fired at Burns with sure aim, bringing him to the ground.  Fletcher died in about two hours and Burns on Monday.


Submitted by ~Shirley Brier~ in September 27, 2005.



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