Why Sarah Scott Was Killed
January 31, 1892
WHY SARAH SCOTT
BALTIMORE, Jan. 31.Thomas M. Gray fatally shot Sarah L. Scott last night. Mary Gray, in giving her version of the tragedy says: "Sarah came home carrying a basket of coal, and Gray asked her where she got it. She refused to tell him and he remarked: 'I'll shoot you if you don't.' She still refused, and he pulled a pistol from his pocket, and three times snapped it in her face. The fourth time he pulled the trigger the hammer struck a loaded chamber in the cylinder and the woman fell dead at his feet." All are colored people.
From the collection of The Comtesse DeSpair
(The 1892 Morbid Scrapbook)