Case Number: 3309

Cagiano, Pietro - Age 38 - Fatally shot 7/18 on rear porch, 3d fl. 906 So. Clinton St., by Officer Harry Miller, 17 Pct., at whom he fired a shot while resisting arrest. Miller was exonerated by the Coroner. 17 Pct.


Date of Offense July 18, 1919
Date of Death July 18, 1919
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 3rd fl. 906 S. Clinton st.
Type of Location Residence
Location Description on rear porch
Type of Death Manslaughter
Description Victim killed resisting arrest
Total Number of Victims 1
Location on rear porch
Type of Manslaughter Unintentional killing with gun
Type of Residence Residence of victim


Name Cagiano, Pietro
Age 38 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Italian


Name Miller, Harry
Gender Male
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Law Enforcement, Police


Precinct 3
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Defendant Identified at Scene No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


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