Oswald After the Shots

By | Nov 22, 2013

President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas, Texas as the motorcade he was traveling with passed Dealey Plaza at about 12:30 p.m. (Dallas time) on November 22, 1963. Lee Harvey Oswald, who worked at the Texas School Book Depository, was determined as the lone assassin by the Warren Commission.

Oswald encountered police officer Marrion Baker and Oswald’s supervisor Roy Truly in the second floor lunchroom about 90 seconds after the shots were fired. Shortly afterward the School Book Depository was sealed off and Oswald was reported as the only person missing from the building.

After Oswald left the Book Depository he went to his place of residence, remaining there for just a few minutes as told by housekeeper Earlene Roberts. He left wearing a jacket that according to Roberts, he was not wearing when he arrived.

Dallas Patrolman J. D. Tippit had received a report of a suspect as being a slender white male, in his early thirties, 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighing about 165 pounds. He saw a man who resembled the description near the corner of East 10th Street and North Patton Avenue and pulled his patrol car alongside and exchanged words. Tippit exited his car and was immediately shot and killed. Four shots were fired

To avoid the police and without purchasing a ticket Oswald entered the Texas Theatre around 1:30 p.m. Two films were being presented that day. Cry of Battle and War Is Hell, which was showing when Oswald entered the theatre. Oswald was arrested around 20 minutes later.

While being transferred from City Jail to County Jail on Sunday November 24 at 11:21 a.m. Jack Ruby, who was the proprietor of two nightclubs (Carousel Club and the Vegas Club) shot Oswald in the chest. Oswald was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital, the same hospital where Kennedy died two days earlier. Oswald died at 1:07 p.m


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