Case Number: 2923

Amidon, Otis B. - Age 26 - Am. Exp. Co. Collector - shot to death at 43d & Wallace Sts. by two holdup men when he resisted being robbed. Unknown assailants escaped. 13 Pct.


Date of Offense January 26, 1920
Date of Death January 26, 1920
Address 43rd / Wallace
Type of Location Place of business
Location Description Am. Exp. Co. Collector
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Other murder, felony murder
Characteristics shot to death
Method of Killing Other gun, gun unspecified
Motive resisted being robbed
Victim Initiated Events Leading to Homicide No
Description Robbery
Total Number of Victims 1
Location Am. Exp. Co. Collector
Related to Organized Crime
Type of Business Other place of business


Name Amidon, Otis B.
Age 26 years
Gender Male
Race White



Precinct 13
Allegations of Police Corruption No


Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded None
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Felony Murder Classification Robbery