Case Number: 435

Costells, John, col'd, 49 years old, shot dead, 3430 Dearborn St., by Robert Scott, col'd, 18 years old, who claimed that he fired in defense of his mother, whom Costells was beating. Scott was arrested. 5th Prect. Held by Coroner's Jury, Aug. 30.


Date of Offense August 29, 1904
Date of Death August 29, 1904
Address 3430 Dearborn St.
Type of Location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of Public Place Street, sidewalk or alley
Location Description 3430 Dearborn St
Type of Death Manslaughter
Description Other
Total Number of Victims 1
Location 3430 Dearborn St
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Manslaughter Unintentional killing with gun


Name Coslells, John
Age 49 years
Gender Male
Race Black
Ethnicity African American


Name Scott, Robert
Age 18 years
Gender Male
Ethnicity African American
Race Black
Killed While Protecting Person Protecting a family member


Precinct 5
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 29-Aug-04
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision August 30, 1904
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict only
Allegations of Police Corruption No