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Howard, Joseph - Age 28 - Shot to death in soft drink saloon at 2300 So. Wabash Ave., by one of two men who escaped. Messages sent out for arrest of Al Brown, alias Alphonse Capone. 2nd Dist.

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Date of offense May 8, 1924
Date of death May 8, 1924
Time between offense and death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 2300 S. Wabash ave
Type of location Place of business
Type of business Restaurant, food kitchen, other public eating place, hotel public place
Location description soft drink saloon
Type of death Homicide
Type of homicide Intentional murder
Method of killing Other gun, gun unspecified
Weapon shot to death
Murder/suicide? Yes
Total number of victims 1
Related to Prohibition? Yes
Other related Prohibition indicators shot in soft drink saloon
Related to Organized Crime? Other
Other related organized crime indicators msg snt for arrest of Al Brown aka Alphonse Capone


Name Howard, Joseph
Age 28 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Victim/defendant relationship Not related by family


Name Brown, Al, "Alphonse Capone"
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Italian
Defendant/victim relationship Relationship Unknown


Precinct 11
Date defendant arrested July 11, 1924
Allegations of police corruption No


Type of legal decision recorded Coroner's verdict only
Allegations of police corruption No

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