Case Number: 2078

Raia, Biaggis, 37 years old, shot dead, front of his store, 100 Milton Av., by a gang of five Italians, two of whom were arrested. 38th Prect. George Fiorenzo, Vito Cape, and Colegro Lucicero arrested. Georgio Maggio, Callegro Montalbano and Pietro Merio indicted Dec. 15, 1905. Michael Armato arrested and acquitted by jury in Judge Kavanagh's court. Oct. 31, 1906.


Date of Offense November 12, 1905
Date of Death November 12, 1905
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 100 Milton Ave.
Type of Location Place of business
Location Description front of victims store
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Intentional murder
Method of Killing Other gun, gun unspecified
Weapon shot dead
Motive no motive given
Description Gang Killing
Total Number of Victims 1
Location front of victims store
Number of Defendants 7
Type of Business Other place of business


Name Raia, Biaggis
Age 37 years
Gender Male
Race White
Employed Yes
VictimEmploymentType Employed, high white collar (merchant, etc.)
Ethnicity Italian
Occupation/ Skill Store owner, hotel owner


Name Florenzo, George
Gender Male
Ethnicity Italian
Race White


Precinct 38
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Arrest Made at Crime Scene Yes
Date Defendant Arrested 12-Nov-05
Location of Arrest at scene
Time Between Crime and Arrest Less than 1 day
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 7


Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No