Ernest Jells,

Clarksdale, Mississippi
October 20, 1963

Agencies: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI | Clarksdale Police Department Mississippi

Cause of death: Shooting


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Overview

Ernest Jells was shot to death on October 20, 1963, in Clarksdale, Mississippi, by a police officer after Jells allegedly pointed a rifle at officers who were attempting to arrest him for stealing a banana from a local grocery store.