[Affidavit by Johnny Calvin Brewer #3]

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Photocopy of an affidavit given by Johnny Calvin Brewer. Brewer stated that he heard on the radio that the president had been shot. Soon after he saw a man who matched the description of the assailant and followed him to the Texas Theater. The man looked scared and nervous. Brewer asked that the police be called and the suspect was taken away.

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Dallas (Tex.). Police Dept. November 22, 1963.

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Photocopy of an affidavit given by Johnny Calvin Brewer. Brewer stated that he heard on the radio that the president had been shot. Soon after he saw a man who matched the description of the assailant and followed him to the Texas Theater. The man looked scared and nervous. Brewer asked that the police be called and the suspect was taken away.

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[1] p. ; 28 cm.

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John F. Kennedy, Dallas Police Department Collection

The John F. Kennedy/Dallas Police Department Collection contains 404 photographs that include the sniper's nest in downtown Dallas Texas School Book Depository Building, where Oswald allegedly fired on Kennedys motorcade; the back and front yards of the boarding house at 214 Neely; Dealey Plaza; the intersection at Tenth Street and Patton Avenue where Oswald allegedly fatally shot Dallas patrolman J.D. Tippit; interiors of the Texas Theater, where Oswald was arrested by Dallas police; and the basement of Dallas City Hall, where Jack Ruby shot and killed Oswald on Nov. 24, 1963.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Collection

The John F. Kennedy Memorial Collection features more than 11, 000 pages of investigative materials from the Dallas Police Department's extensive investigation currently housed at the Dallas Municipal Archives. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza contributed approximately 700 black-and-white news images taken by the Dallas Times Herald's photographers that documents the events surrounding the assassination and four handwritten journals from jurors who sat on the Jack Ruby trial.

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[Affidavit by Johnny Calvin Brewer #1]

Handwritten affidavit of Johnny Calvin Brewer. Brewer stated that he heard on the radio that the president had been shot. Soon after, he saw a man who matched the description of the assailant and followed him to the Texas Theater. The man looked scared and nervous. Brewer asked that the police be called and the suspect was taken away.

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  • November 22, 1963

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Dallas (Tex.). Police Dept. [Affidavit by Johnny Calvin Brewer #3], legal document, November 22, 1963; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth339626/: accessed September 29, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Municipal Archives.