usually is…

where you’re standin’…’bout right there…,the young man told the sheriff…,that’s where he shot him…right there…saw the whole thing…my car was parked ‘hind those trees over there you see…,he pulled off his John Deer hat and scratched his head…

what were you doing out here in the middle of the night…,law man asked…,was ya with anybody…by yourself…,the farmer shook his head…rubbed his blue eyes…

couldn’t sleep…decided to just come out here and smoke a cigarette or two…had a cup of coffee…insomnia…have trouble at night sometimes…

I see…,the old cop nodded…,well…tell me what you saw…or…what you think you saw…you saw it go down right…

yessir…whole thing…

start to finish…

well…saw two men arguin’…cursin’ at each other…callin’ one another names…

what were they arguin’ ’bout…

couldn’t tell ya…

go on…then what…

the black man pulled outta gun and pointed it at him…told him he wasn’t messin’ ’round no more…

you heard him say that…

yep…

how tall was he…

short…it was dark…couldn’t tell ya much…just all the sudden…pow pow pow…three shots…one knocked him down…fired the other two standin’ up over him…

what’d you do…

I froze…

bet you did…

never seen anything like it…never ever saw anything like it ‘fore in my whole life…

think he saw you…

naw…he took off in his old truck after he shot him…

drove a truck…

yeah…

dark colored one…

anything special ’bout it…

nope…just a truck…just drove off real fast…that’s when I went back home and called you guys…reported it…never seen anything like it…

you don’t know what they were arguin’ ’bout…,law man took out a piece of gum…,tryin’ to quit smokin’…cases like this don’t help…don’t know what they was yellin’ ’bout…

nope…

well…it’s one of three things…a woman…drugs…or money…maybe all three…

why you say that…

just usually is…usually is…

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