Case Number: 3090

Byrnes, Patrick - Age 61 - Fatally shot in office Consumers Co., 4412 Federal St., by one of 2 armed men who attempted to rob him. On Jan. 24 Patrick Appleton was held by the Coroner for accessory to murder. 4 Pct. 4/15/19 - Appleton acquitted - Guerin.


Date of Offense January 7, 1919
Date of Death January 7, 1919
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 4412 Federal St.
Type of Location Place of business
Location Description in office Consumers Co. at address
Type of Death Manslaughter
Description Robbery
Total Number of Victims 1
Location in office Consumers Co. at address
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Business Other place of business
Type of Manslaughter Domestic violence


Name Byrnes, Patrick
Age 61 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Victim Killed While Protecting Property Protecting bar/saloon
Known to Chicago Police as A noted/known tough
Occupation/ Skill Other, business person


Name Appleton, Patrick
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Outside labor force (incl. criminals)
Occupation/ Skill Criminal - burglar


Precinct 4
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 24-Jan-19
Time Between Crime and Arrest Days
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision January 24, 1919
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Murder was cause of death
Charges Against Defendant No
Trial Judge Guerin
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence April 15, 1919
Outcome of Trial Acquitted