Case Number: 109

Breen, Michael, shot dead by Patrick Mulhern, bartender in Kane Bros. Saloon, 3155 Archer Av., Breen threw a brick through a plate glass window and attempted to break in the door after midnight. Mulhern was arrested.


Date of Offense October 23, 1889
Date of Death October 23, 1889
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 3155 Archer Av.
Type of Location Place of business
Location Description Kane Bros. Saloon
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Intentional murder
Method of Killing Other gun, gun unspecified
Weapon shot dead by bartender after attempting to break i
Motive attempted to break in the door after midnight
Victim Initiated Events Leading to Homicide Yes
Description Burglary
Total Number of Victims 1
Location Kane Bros. Saloon
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Business Bar/saloon


Name Breen, Michael
Gender Male
Race White
Employed Yes
VictimEmploymentType Outside labor force (incl. criminals)
Ethnicity Other, european
Occupation/ Skill Criminal - burglar


Name Mulhern, Patrick
Gender Male
Ethnicity Irish
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, skilled (butcher, electrician, cab drivers, street car, etc.)
Killed While Protecting Property Protecting bar/saloon
Occupation/ Skill Store worker, bar tender


Allegations of Police Corruption No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Less than 1 day
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded None
Allegations of Police Corruption No