NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 04, 1969
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(Studio) Hd of Illinois Black Panthers and leader from downstate Illinois, killed by police in gunbattle.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Chicago, Illinois) Police with warrant go to apt. before dawn looking for weapons. Police say Panthers opened fire 1st. Fred Hampton and Peoria, Illinois leader killed. 6 wounded. Confiscated weapons shown. [State's Attorney Edward HANRAHAN - says Panthers shooting at announced police shows their viciousness, as does their refusal to quit firing. Commends police.] [Panther leader Bobby RUSH - says Hampton murdered in bed by "pigs."] Apt. shown; police hold 3 for questioning.
REPORTER: Bill Matney
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