Arnold Rowland
OCCUPATION :
Student and Pizzamaker
LOCATION :
Houston, East Side
Between Elm & Main
SOURCE OF SHOTS :
Knoll
NUMBER OF SHOTS :
3
DALLAS SHERIFF’S STATEMENT: November 22, 1963.
19H494  
[Statement does not reveal where Rowland thought the shots came from.]
FBI REPORT: November 22, 1963.
26H166  
[FBI report does not reveal where Rowland thought the shots came from.]
FBI REPORT: November 23, 1963.
26H167  
[FBI report does not reveal where Rowland thought the shots came from.]
FBI STATEMENT: November 24, 1963.
26H167  
[FBI statement does not reveal where Rowland thought the shots came from.]
FBI REPORT: December 10, 1963.
CD205  
At about 12:15 P.M., he saw a man with a rifle on the sixth floor of the Texas State Book Depository Building at the southwest corner of the building. He is certain this was the southwest corner and was the corner nearest the triple underpass. He assumed this person was a security guard, and attempted to point him out to his wife, but since she had forgotten her glasses she could not see that far.
WARREN COMMISSION: March 10, 1963.
2H180  
Mr. SPECTER. Did you have any impression or reaction as to the point of origin when you heard the first noise?
Mr. ROWLAND. Well, I began looking, I didn’t look at the building mainly, and as practically any of the police officers that were there then will tell you, the echo effect was such that it sounded like it came from the railroad yards. That is where I looked, that is where all the policemen, everyone converged on the railroad.
[Rowland claimed to have seen a man with a gun at the 6th floor window of Book Depository five minutes before assassination.]