Royce Skelton
OCCUPATION :
Mail Clerk
LOCATION :
Railroad Overpass
SOURCE OF SHOTS :
Elsewhere
NUMBER OF SHOTS :
2
DALLAS SHERIFF'S STATEMENT: November 22, 1963.
19H496  
I saw something hit the pavement at the left rear of the car, then the car got in the right hand lane and I heard two more shots. I heard a woman say, "Oh no," or something and grab a man inside the car. I then heard another shot and saw the bullet hit the pavement. The concrete was knocked to the South away from the car. It hit the pavement in the left or middle lane. [Statement does not reveal where Skelton thought the shots came from.]
FBI REPORT: December 17, 1963.
CD205  
Mr. Skelton noticed that as an open limousine turned on Elm Street, it had moved approximately one hundred feet at which time he noticed dust spray up from the street in front of the car on the driverís side. This dust spray came from the direction of the Texas School Book Depository building. A few seconds later, he heard what he believed to be three shots. He did not see anyone fall but he saw a woman grab someone and hold him and heard her say "Oh, no! Oh, no!" It seemed as if the car slowed down for few seconds and then he heard a voice say something to the effect of: "Get out of here," and the car quickly sped away.
DEPOSITION: April 8, 1964.
6H237  
Mr. SKELTON. Just about the same time the car straightened up-got around the corner-I heard two shots, but I didn't know at that time they were shots.
Mr. BALL. Where did they seem to come from?
Mr. SKELTON. Well, I couldn't tell then, they were still so far from where I was.
Mr. BALL. Did the shots sound like they came from where you were standing?
Mr. SKELTON. No, sir; definitely not. It sounded like they were right there-more or less like motorcycle backfire, but I thought that they were theses dumbballs that they throw at the cement because I could see the smoke coming up off the cement.
Mr. BALL. You saw some smoke come off of the cement?
Mr. SKELTON. Yes.
Mr. BALL. Where did it seem to you that the sound came from, what direction?
Mr. SKELTON. Towards the President's car.
Mr. BALL. From the President's car.
Mr. SKELTON. Right around the motorcycles and all that-I couldn't distinguish because it was too far away.