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Raap, John H., shot dead, 572 Milwaukee Av., by Gustave H. Braunschweig, who committed suicide.

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Date of offense April 23, 1897
Date of death April 23, 1897
Time between offense and death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 572 Milwaukee
Location description 572 Milwaukee
Type of death Homicide
Type of homicide Intentional murder
Method of killing Other gun, gun unspecified
Weapon shot dead
Murder/suicide? Yes
Total number of victims 1
Related to Prohibition? Yes


Name Raap, John H.
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name Braunschweig, Gustave
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Total number of defendants arrested 1
Defendant ID'd at scene Defendant identified by someone else at scene
Allegations of police corruption No


Charges against defendant No charges recorded
Type of legal decision recorded None
Allegations of police corruption No

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