Clyde Barrow Kills Deputy Sheriff Malcolm Davis
W. D. Jones had been a friend to the Barrow family since childhood, and though he was still only 16 years old on Christmas Eve of 1932, he persuaded Barrow to let him join up with the pair and ride out of Dallas with them that night.
The very next day, Christmas, Jones was initiated into homicide when he and Barrow killed Doyle Johnson, a young family man, in the process of stealing his car in Temple, Texas. Two weeks later, Barrow killed Dallas Deputy Sheriff Malcolm Davis on January 6, 1933. The total murder count since April was five.
Bonnie Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) and Clyde Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) were well known outlaws, robbers, and criminals who, with their gang, traveled the Central United States during the Great Depression. Their exploits were known nationwide. They captured the attention of the American press and its readership during what is sometimes referred to as the "public enemy era" between 1931 and 1934. Though their gang was notorious for their bank robberies, Barrow preferred to rob small stores or gas stations. The gang was believed to have killed at least nine police officers and committed several other murders. They were eventually ambushed and killed in Louisiana by law officers.