Jack Dougherty
OCCUPATION :
Shipping Clerk
LOCATION :
Depository 5th Floor,
10 feet from Elevator
SOURCE OF SHOTS :
Book Depository
NUMBER OF SHOTS :
1
DALLAS POLICE AFFIDAVIT: November 22, 1963.
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I worked until 12:00 noon, and went down on the first floor and ate my lunch and went back to work at 12:45 p.m. I had already gone back to work and I gone down on the fifth to get some stock when I heard a shot. It sounded like it was coming from inside the building, but I couldn't tell from there.
FBI REPORT: December 19, 1963.
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Dougherty stated that he worked on the 6th floor until 12:00 PM at which time he went to the 1st floor to eat his lunch. He said he went back to work at approximately 12:45 PM, at which time he returned to the 6th floor. He stated that as soon as he arrived on the 6th floor, he went down to the 5th floor to get some stock. Dougherty stated that it was while he was on the 5th floor that he heard a loud noise. He said that it appeared to have come from within the building but could not tell where.
DEPOSITION: April 8, 1964.
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Mr. DOUGHERTY. It sounded like it came from overhead somewhere.
Mr. BALL. You told Mr. Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that when you were on the fifth floor, you heard a loud noise and it appeared to have come from within the building, but you couldn't tell where-;you told him that on the 19th; did you tell him that?
Mr. DOUGHERTY. Yes, sir.
Mr. BALL. On the day that this happened, on the 22nd of November, you told the FBI agents Ellington and Anderton that you heard "a loud explosion which sounded like a rifle shot coming from the next floor above me." Now, did you tell them that it sounded like a rifle shot, coming from the next floor above you, or didn't you?
Mr. DOUGHERTY. Well; I believe I told them it sounded like a car backfiring.
Mr. BALL. Well, did you tell them it sounded like it was from the floor above you, or didn't you tell them that?
Mr. DOUGHERTY. No.
Mr. BALL. You did not tell them that?
Mr. DOUGHERTY. No.
Mr. BALL. Did it sound like it came from the floor above you?
Mr. DOUGHERTY. Well, at the time it did-yes. [6H380]