Case Number: 6316

Johnson, Willis - Age 21 - Colored - Stabbed to death with a pocket-knife in his home, 533 W. Division St., during a quarrel over a dice game, by James Fowler, who was held by the Coroner for manslaughter 10/1/24. 28 Dist. Nov. 1924 No bill.


Date of Offense September 28, 1924
Date of Death September 28, 1924
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 533 W. Division st.
Type of Location Residence
Location Description in victim's home
Description Dispute over money or property, quarrel
Total Number of Victims 1
Location in victim's home
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Residence Residence of victim


Name Johnson, Willis
Age 21 years
Gender Male
Race Black
Ethnicity African American


Name Fowler, james
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White


Precinct 2
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision October 1, 1924
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict and grand jury
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision November 15, 1924
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder