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Aurbach, Lazarus. 24 to 26 ys. Old. Shot dead at 31 Luicolio Place by Leo M. Shippy, Genl. Supt. Of Police whom he tried to assassinate. 40 prect. ?? M. Shippy justified and exonerated by Coroner's jury Mar. 24, 1908.

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Date of offense March 2, 1908
Date of death March 2, 1908
Time between offense and death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 31 Luicolio Place
Location description 31 Luicolio Place
Type of death Manslaughter
Type of manslaughter Unintentional killing with gun
Murder/suicide? Yes
Circumstances description Self Defense
Total number of victims 1
Total number of defendants 1
Related to Prohibition? Yes


Name Aurbach, Lazarus
Age 25 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Victim/defendant relationship Not related by family


Name Shippy, Leo M.
Gender Male
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupational skill Law Enforcement, Police
Killing while protecting person Protecting self
Defendant/victim relationship Stranger


Defendant employed in law enforcement Police officer on duty
Precinct 40
Location of arrest 40th Precinct
Total number of defendants arrested 1
Defendant ID'd at scene No
Allegations of police corruption No


Date of coroner's decision March 24, 1908
Outcome of coroner's judgement Exonerated, Commended
Charges against defendant No charges recorded
Type of legal decision recorded Coroner's verdict only
Allegations of police corruption No

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