Saturday, November 24, 2012


November 24, 1963


Dallas, Texas (JFK+50)As Lee Harvey Oswald* was led out into the basement of Dallas Police HQ this morning, a man wearing a suit & hat stepped out from the crowd of reporters standing to his left. 

The man rushed toward Oswald with a pistol in his right hand & fired one shot into his abdomen at point blank range.

Lee Oswald cried out in agony: "Ohhhhhhhhhhh......" & fell to the floor still handcuffed to Dallas police detective Jim Lavelle.

    The Shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald
            Dallas Police Headquarters
                    November 24, 1963
               Photo by Jack Beers, Jr.
                 Dallas Morning News

The shooter was subdued by police & Oswald was carried back inside the police station.

The man taken into custody for the shooting of Oswald is known by many of the officers.  His name is Jack Ruby.**

Ruby runs a local strip club known as "The Carousel".  

Lee Harvey Oswald was placed on a stretcher, put into the back of an ambulance & rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital. 

He was taken to emergency surgery in critical condition.

Lee Harvey Oswald was pronounced dead at 1:07 p.m. (CST).

*Lee Harvey Oswald, born in 1939 in New Orleans, served in the Marine Corps from 1956 to 1959.  After his discharge, Oswald traveled to the USSR where he attempted to renounce his US citizenship, married a Russian girl, then returned to the US in 1962.

In New Orleans, Oswald was chairman of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee & in Oct 1963 moved to Dallas where he was employed at the Texas School Book Depository.

LHO was arrested by Dallas Police & charged with the murder of a Dallas police officer & the assassination of JFK.

**Jack Ruby, aka Jacob Leon Rubenstein, was born in 1911 in Chicago.  He served in the US Army Air Force in WWII & in 1947 moved to Dallas where he managed several nightclubs.  At the time he shot Oswald, Ruby was owner of the Carousel Club in Dallas.