The Richmond Times-Dispatch of July 5, 1910 published this report of the incident:
Six white men are in jail,
one white man, Joe Chockley, a baseball player, has a bullet wound In his head
that may prove fatal, and six negroes have broken heads as the result of clashes
between the races here tonight following the announcement of the result of the prize
fight at Reno.
Joe Chockley was shot by a negro, who made his escape. The trouble began on Market
Square when a negro who had just heard the news of Jack Johnson's victory, and remarked
that he guessed the white folks would now let the negroes alone A white man who
heard the remark said, No, and the negro and the white man came
together. The police had difficulty landing the negro ln Jail being compelled
to draw their revolvers. The saloons were closed a half hour earlier than the
Physicians say Chockley may die before morning.