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Sniper / New Orleans #23206

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 09, 1973
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(Studio) Sniper killed by police in New Orleans shoot-out identified.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Sniper was Mark Essex of Emporia, Kansas. Had no police record. Essex's gun linked with New Yr.'s crime in which 1 policeman killed and another wounded. [New Orleans Police Supt. Clarence GIARRUSSO - says evidence indicates existence of another sniper.] [Eyewitness Tim CAREW - says heard shot and smelled smoke. Ran out and saw man in pool shot. Heard sniper tell black maid not to worry, that he was only shooting whites. Said revolution here.] (Richard Angelico of station WVUE-TV in New Orleans interviews Carew.) [State Attorney General William J. GUSTE - says hopes Attorney General Kleindienst will call on local and state police to report on isolated incidents of terror, and then investigate to see if conspiracy exists.] Today 1st of funerals for 7 killed in shooting.
REPORTER: Ron Miller

(Studio) NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) spokesperson critical of references to conspiracy in New Orleans incident.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Miller, Ron;
Reasoner, Harry

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