Case Number: 140

Baker, Elisha, fatally shot while breaking into C.&W. I. ??? by special policeman R. Valentine and J.E. Joyce, both of whom were arrested but were discharged by Coroner's jury.


Date of Offense January 14, 1894
Date of Death January 14, 1894
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Type of Location Place of business
Location Description C. & W. I.
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Intentional murder
Method of Killing Other gun, gun unspecified
Weapon fatally shot while breaking into
Motive shot while breaking into
Victim Initiated Events Leading to Homicide Yes
Description Victim killed resisting arrest
Total Number of Victims 1
Location C. & W. I.
Number of Defendants 2
Type of Business Other place of business


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


Name Valentine, R.
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Killed While Protecting Property Protecting a drug store
Occupation/ Skill Law Enforcement, Police


Allegations of Police Corruption No
Defendant Identified at Scene No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 2


Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict only
Allegations of Police Corruption No