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Rassmuson, Hans - Age 56 - Pinkerton Watchman - found shot to death at 48th Place and Campbell Ave., evidently killed by prowling felons during his tour of duty. 14 Pct.

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Date of offense July 19, 1919
Date of death July 19, 1919
Time between offense and death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 48th Place & Cambell Ave
Type of location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of public place Street, sidewalk or alley
Type of death Homicide
Type of homicide Intentional murder
Characteristics Shot (found)
Method of killing Other gun, gun unspecified
Weapon Shot to death
Motive Killed by prowling felons during his tour of duty
Victim initiated events leading to homicide No
Murder/suicide? Yes
Total number of victims 1
Related to Prohibition? Yes


Name Rassmuson, Hans
Age 56 years
Gender Male
Race Asian
Ethnicity Other, asian
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupational skill Law enforcement
Victim/defendant relationship Not related by family


Defendant/victim relationship Stranger


Victim employed in law enforcement Special officer, e.g. Pinkertons
Precinct 14
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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