Case Number: 3715

Gunn, Alfus D. - Age 28 -(Col.) Fatally shot May 20th at 48th & State Sts., by Officer Eugene A. Barry when he refused to halt at officer's command. The latter exonerated 6/13 by Coroner. 11 Pct.


Date of Offense May 20, 1917
Date of Death May 20, 1917
Time Between Offense and Death Longer than 1 week
Address 48th and State Sts
Type of Location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of Public Place Street, sidewalk or alley
Location Description 48th and State Sts
Type of Death Manslaughter
Description Other
Total Number of Victims 1
Location 48th and State Sts
Type of Manslaughter Unintentional killing with gun


Name Gunn, Alfus
Age 28 years
Gender Male
Race Black
Ethnicity African American


Name Barry, Eugene
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Law Enforcement, Police


Precinct 11
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision June 13, 1917
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