Case of the Day

Case Description

Voight, Alice R. - Age 27 - Shot to death at 4:20 AM, 5/3/30, in front of her home 5419 Ingleside Ave., while seated in an automobile with Patrolman Herbert Last, with whom she had been driving and who had just brought her home. An unknown Negro opened the car door with intent to rob the occupants, but seeing the officer in uniform, fired a shot and ran. Officer Last pursued him but he escaped. 6 Dist.

Case Number



Date of offense May 3, 1930
Date of death May 3, 1930
Time between offense and death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Time of day (approx) Late evening/Early morning (11:00 p.m. - 4:59 a.m.)
Time of day (exact) 12:04 am
Address 5419 Ingleside Ave
Type of location Residence
Type of residence Residence of victim
Location description in front of her home
Type of death Homicide
Type of homicide Other murder, felony murder
Characteristics attempted robbery on the part of the unknown defen
Method of killing Other gun, gun unspecified
Weapon shot to death
Motive in car w/patrolman, shot getting out of car when r
Victim initiated events leading to homicide No
Excessive violence Excessive or extreme use of force
Murder/suicide? Yes
Circumstances description Robbery
Total number of victims 1
Related to Prohibition? Yes


Name Voight, Alice R.
Age 27 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity English-Anglo


Gender Male
Race Black
Ethnicity African American
Defendant/victim relationship Stranger


Precinct 6
Allegations of police corruption No


Charges against defendant No charges recorded
Felony murder classification Robbery
Type of legal decision recorded None
Allegations of police corruption No