Shot His Father Dead
February 2, 1892


The Old Gentleman Struck His Wife and the Young Man Killed Him.

SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb 2.—David Porter, Deputy Collector of Customs at Savannah, was shot and killed by his sixteen-year-old son at one o'clock this morning at Porter's residence. Porter went home late under the influence of liquor, and being chided by his wife, struck her. His daughter interfered, and then young Porter ran to a bureau, and pulling out a loaded revolver fired at his father. The father turned on the son and they fell on the floor together.

In the struggle for the pistol young Porter shot twice again, the last shot penetrating his father's breast near the heart. He staggered to his feet and into the next room, and fell into a rocking-chair and died. The son ran into the street and called to a neighbor that he had shot his father. He then summoned the family physician, and after that walked to police headquarters and surrendered.

From the collection of The Comtesse DeSpair
(The 1892 Morbid Scrapbook

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