The Daily Picayone
January 4, 1893
An Encounter Between Prominent Citizens, Which Results in Death and Serious Wounding.
January 3, 1893
A deadly shooting affray occurred yesterday at Marion, a small town fourteen miles northeast of here, between A. A. Carroll and J. R. Carroll on one side and Lee Cox, Oscar Cox and A. Alexander on the opposite side, resulting in the killing of A. A. Carroll and the mortal wounding of J. R. Carroll and Lee Cox, and Alexander and Oscar Cox receiving painful wounds but not dangerous. There were some thirty shots fired, the weapons being pistols.
There had been bad blood existing between the parties for some time, owing to a law suit. The affair occurred yesterday after a hearing before the magistrate in Marion, and it is believed the affair resulted through the law suit. All parties involved are farmers and stand high in their communities.