Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Deputy Marshal Columbus Brown died two days after being shot during an altercation.
A 39-year-old man was upset with him for recently arresting a friend and confronted Deputy Marshal Brown in front of the Moore & Oldham's store. As they were having a verbal exchange of words, the subject shot him in the abdomen with a revolver.
Deputy Marshal Brown died from his wound two days later at his home.
The suspect immediately turned himself into the town marshal at his office after the shooting and was arrested. A jury later acquitted him of the charge of first-degree murder.
Deputy Marshal Brown was survived by his wife and son.
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