Alfred Cassin

 
The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
March 24, 1892, page 8
 
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An Atlanta Shooting Affair.

On last Friday evening about 7 o’clock, in Atlanta, Porter Stocks shot Alfred Cassin, a book keeper and horse buyer for J. F. Redd, liveryman. The shooting occurred at Redd’s stable.

Stocks and Cassin became involved in a quarrel while out driving together. Both had been drinking and when they returned to the city they separated. Cassin went to his office and Stocks went to get a pistol, as afterwards developed. While Cassin was at work in his office Stocks walked in and deliberately shot him. The ball entered near the heart, and Stocks was about to shoot the second time when he was prevented by others in the office. Cassin was too badly wounded to be removed from the stable. Stocks was at once arrested and is now in the Atlanta jail.

Cassin was well known in Atlanta and also had numerous friends in different parts of the state. He died on Monday night at about 7 o’clock.

Porter Stocks was well known in Atlanta as a wild and rather impetuous youth, and when drinking was regarded as dangerous. He is twenty-three years old and has a wife and one child. He was partly raised in Cartersville and has relatives here now.

 

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