Case Number: 1259

Kracke, William. 20 ys. old. Shot dead while burglarizing drug store at 2459 State St. by Frank Nargeli the night clerk. 4 pct. Nargeli exonerated by Coroner.


Date of Offense November 25, 1909
Date of Death November 25, 1909
Address 2459 State st.
Type of Location Place of business
Location Description drug store
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Intentional manslaughter
Method of Killing Other gun, gun unspecified
Weapon shot dead
Motive victim burglarizing store
Victim Initiated Events Leading to Homicide Yes
Description Burglary
Total Number of Victims 1
Location drug store
Type of Business Drug store


Name Kracke, William
Age 20 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name Nargeli, Frank
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, low white collar (clerk, bookkeeper, etc.)
Occupation/ Skill Store Clerk


Precinct 4
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Defendant Identified at Scene No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision November 25, 1909
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Exonerated, Commended
Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict only
Allegations of Police Corruption No