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Warren Commission Report: Page 169« Previous | Next »

(CHAPTER IV - The Assassin)

agents.542 Smith subsequently told a Commission staff member that he saw Oswald on television the night of the murder and thought that Oswald was the man he had seen running away from the shooting.543 On television Oswald's hair looked blond, whereas Smith remembered that the man who ran away had hair that was brown or brownish black. Later, the FBI showed Smith a picture of Oswald. In the picture the hair was brown.544 According to his testimony, Smith told the FBI, "It looked more like him than it did on television." He stated further that from "What I saw of him" the man looked like the man in the picture.545

Two other important eyewitnesses to Oswald's flight were Ted Callaway, manager of a used-car lot on the northeast corner of Patton Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard, and Sam Guinyard, a porter at the lot. They heard the sound of shots to the north of their lot.546 Callaway heard five shots, and Guinyard three. Both ran to the sidewalk on the east side of Patton at a point about a half a block south of 10th. They saw a man coming south on Patton with a revolver held high in his right hand. According to Callaway, the man crossed to the west side of Patton.547 From across the street Callaway yelled, "Hey, man, what the hell is going on?" He slowed down, halted, said something, and then kept on going to the corner, turned right, and continued west on Jefferson.548 Guinyard claimed that the man ran down the east side of Patton and passed within 10 feet of him before crossing to the other side.549 Guinyard and Callaway ran to 10th and Patton and found Tippit lying in the street beside his car.550 Apparently he had reached for his gun; it lay beneath him outside of the holster. Callaway picked up the gun.551 He and Scoggins attempted to chase down the gunman in Scoggin's taxicab,552 but he had disappeared. Early in the evening of November 22, Guinyard and Callaway viewed the same lineup of four men from which Mrs. Markham had earlier made her identification of Lee Harvey Oswald. Both men picked Oswald as the man who had run south on Patton with a gun in his hand.553 Callaway told the Commission: "So they brought four men in. i stepped to the back of 'the room, so I could kind of see him from the same distance which I had seen him before. And when he came out I knew him." 554 Guinyard said, "I told them that was him right there. I pointed him out right there." 555 Both Callaway and Guinyard testified that they had not been shown any pictures by the police before the lineup.556

The Dallas Police Department furnished the Commission with pictures of the men who appeared in the lineups with Oswald,557 and the Commission has inquired into general lineup procedures used by the Dallas police as well as the specific procedures in the lineups involving Oswald.558 The Commission is satisfied that the lineups were conducted fairly.

As Oswald ran south on Patton Avenue toward Jefferson Boulevard he was moving in the direction of a used-car lot located on the southeast corner of this intersection.559 Four men--Warren Reynolds,560

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