Alfred Y. Allee Wasn’t Afraid to Use His Gun

Brack Cornett True west
Brack Cornett

Alfred Y. Allee wasn’t afraid to use his gun.  The Karnes Co., Texas deputy shot and killed a robbery suspect in 1882. He was arrested because the killing was suspicious and reportedly an act of revenge, but he was not convicted.

A few years later, Allee gunned down another lawman in a fair fight; again, he was arrested but acquitted.  And in 1888, he killed train robber Brack Cornett (photo) during a pursuit.

Allee must not have had his gun during a barroom brawl in Frio in 1896—he was stabbed to death.

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