Charles Whitman police report

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Police report on Charles Whitman's inventory
Charles Whitman is known for ascending the University of Texas at Austin's 27-story tower on August 1, 1966, and using a sniper rifle to shoot passersby in the city and campus below. Whitman killed 15 people and wounded 31 others before he was shot dead by police.
— Excerpted from Charles Whitman on Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia.
OFFENCE NO. M-968150
SUPPLEMENTARY OFFENCE REPORT
APD 1-1-64-11
OFFENCE REPORTED: MURDER
CLASSIFICATION AFTER INVESTIGATION: blank
ORIGINALLY CLASSIFIED AS: blank
VICTIM'S NAME: OFFICER BILLY SPEED
VICTIM'S ADDRESS: APD
DATE REPORTED: 8-1-66
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Report made by Officer Ligon regarding contents of trunk ( as listed) and guns found scattered around observation deck:

  1. Channel Master 14 Transistor AM-FM Radio (portable) brown case
    Original police report
  2. Robinson Reminder (note book, no writing)
  3. White 3+12 gallon plastic water jug (full water)
  4. Red 3+12 gallon plastic gas jug (full gas)
  5. Sales slip from Davis Hardware for August 1, 1966
  6. 4 "C" cell flashlight battery
  7. Several lengths of cotton and nylon ropes (different lengths)
  8. One plastic compass ("Wonda-scope")
  9. One paper mate ball point (black)
  10. One Gun Tector, green rifle scabbard
  11. Hatchet
  12. (Nesco) Machette with green scabbard
  13. (Hercules) hammer
  14. Green ammunition box with gun cleaning equipment.
  15. Alarm Clock, "Gene" brand
  16. Cigarette lighter
  17. Canteen with water
  18. Rifle Scabbard, green, "Sears"
  19. Hunting knife (Camallus) with brown scabbard and whitt stone
  20. Large knife (Randall) with bone handle name of CHARLES J. WHITMAN on blade with brown scabbard with whitt stone
  21. Large pocket knife (wooden handle) lock blade
  22. Pipe wrench (10")
  23. Pair eye glasses, brown frame and brown case
  24. Box of kitchen matches
  25. 12 Assorted cans of food and two cans Sego, jar honey
  26. One can charcoal starter
  27. White and green 6-volt flashlight
  28. One set ear plugs
  29. Two rolls tape (white adhesive)
  30. Approximately one foot long solid steel bar
  31. Army green rubber daffle bag
  32. Green extension cord
  33. Lengths of clothes line wire and yellow electrical wire
  34. Bread- sweet rolls
  35. Gray gloves
  36. Deer bag (same bag)
  37. 6MM Remington, (full 20 box) shells - ammunition
  • 35 Remington (full box) shells
  • 35 Remington (full box) shells-"Peters"
  • 35 Remington (full box) shells
  • 357 Mag (Peters 50 rounds) full box
  • 357 Mag Western (full box)
  • 357 Mag Western (7 shells)
  • 30 Caliber "Peters" (2 full boxes)
  • Box Western 25 caliber auto. (approximately 40 in box)
  • Box Remington 9mm Luger (full box)
  • Box 35 Western two shells

PRINTED ON TRUNK:

L/CPL. CHARLES J. WHITMAN
USMC - 1871634
Marine Bks.
Navy 115, Box 32-A
FPO, NY, N.Y.
To: Mrs C.A. WHITMAN, Jr.
P.O. Box 1065
Lake Worth, FLA. USA
(Insured Tag #10372 - May 17, 1961 - N.Y. N.Y.)
GUNS FOUND AROUND BODY:
  1. Remington Model 700 - 6MM, Bolt action #149037, with Leupold four power - M8-4X scope, cheek stock (serial #61384) and leather strap.
  2. Sears 12 gauge 2.75 chamber automatic shotgun, barrel and stock, both sawed off
  3. Remington 35 caliber model 141 pump #1859 rifle
  4. U. S. Carbine 30 caliber M-1 Universal #69799 with Webb sling.
  5. 357 Mag Smith and Weston 4.5 barrel, chrome, Model 19 #K391583
  6. 9MM Luger #2010
  7. 6.35 MM Caliber Automatic pistol- Galesi-brescia #366869

The following items belonging to CHARLES JOSEPH WHITMAN, were tagged and placed in CID.

  1. 1-15 round clip 30 cal carbine loaded with hollow points
  2. 1-30 round clip, 30 cal carbine loaded with hollow points
  3. 1-30 round clip 30 cal carbine loaded with lead nose bullets
  4. 2- clips 9mm Luger loaded, one clip had X cut on bullet
  5. 1 - clip 25 cal. loaded
  6. 1- pair light brown leather gloves
  7. 1-Cartridge belt with 22 round of 6 mm ammunition
  8. 1- Shoulder holster for 357 Magnum with ammunition holder with 11 rounds of ammunition
  9. 1- pair Kirby 7x35 Field Glasses
  10. 1- knapsack and web belt and canteen holder, also one US compas with canvas case and B-D snake bite kit in canvas cask on belt
  11. Items in knapsack:
    • 4-30 rd clips for 30 cal carbine,
    • 1-small package of toilet paper
    • 1-Mirach can opener
    • 1- soap dish with some pills and other items
    • 1-Queen #19 pocket knife
    • 1-sunglasses
    • 1-foot paper
    • 1-Guillet razor
    • 18-round 12 ga Winchester #4 buckshot shells
    • 4-35 Remington shells
    • 44 rounds 6mm shells
    • 6 rounds 357 Magnum
    • 7 round 30 cal carbine ammunition
    • 5 hulls 6 mm
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