Case Number: 1203

Krantz, Jacob, died in Wesley Hospital. Shot by robbers, Dec. 24, in his saloon. 3300 Union Av. The three robbers escaped. 6th Prect. John Johnson, James Donahue, Edward Lally and Michael Kelcher arrested and held Dec. 29, by Justice Prindiville.


Date of Offense December 24, 1903
Date of Death December 25, 1903
Time Between Offense and Death Within 1 week but more than 1 day
Address 3300 Union Ave.
Type of Location Place of business
Location Description victim's saloon
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Other murder, felony murder
Method of Killing Other gun, gun unspecified
Weapon shot by robbers
Motive shot by robbers
Description Robbery
Total Number of Victims 1
Location victim's saloon
Type of Business Bar/saloon


Name Krantz, Jacob
Gender Male
Race White
Employed Yes
VictimEmploymentType Employed, high white collar (merchant, etc.)
Ethnicity Other, european
Victim Killed While Protecting Property Protecting bar/saloon
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken Wesley Hopital
Occupation/ Skill Other, business person


Name Johnson, John
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White


Allegations of Police Corruption No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 4


Date of Coroner's Decision December 29, 1903
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant No
Trial Judge Prindiville
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict only
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Felony Murder Classification Burglary