Case Number: 6176

Hooker, Robt. - Age 35 - Shot to death at 2100 So. State St., by Officers Peter Bernachi and James Coleman, who discovered him in act of breaking a safe in a soft drink parlor, above address. On 2/11/22 the officers were exonerated by the Coroner. 1A Dist.


Date of Offense January 20, 1922
Date of Death January 20, 1922
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 2100 S. State st.
Type of Location Place of business
Location Description Soft Drink Parlor
Description Victim killed resisting arrest
Total Number of Victims 1
Location Soft Drink Parlor
Type of Business Restaurant, food kitchen, other public eating place, hotel public place


Name Hooker, Robt.
Age 35 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity English-Anglo


Name Bernachi, Peter
Gender Male
Ethnicity Italian
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Killed While Protecting Property Protecting other property
Occupation/ Skill Law Enforcement, Police


Precinct 13
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 26-Feb-22


Date of Coroner's Decision February 11, 1922
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Exonerated, Commended
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict only
Allegations of Police Corruption No