Case Number: 7303

Walsh, Michael - Age 34 - Fatally shot in front of 209 W. 47th St., by Officer Michael Merriman, whom he assaulted and knocked down after the latter ejected him from a polling place where he had created a disturbance. On 6/17/21 Merriman was exonerated by the Coroner. 15 Pct.


Date of Offense June 6, 1921
Date of Death June 6, 1921
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 209 W. 47th st.
Type of Location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of Public Place Street, sidewalk or alley
Location Description polling place area
Description Fight
Total Number of Victims 1
Location polling place area
Number of Defendants 1


Name Walsh, Michael
Age 34 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name Merriman, Michael (ofc)
Gender Male
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Killed While Protecting Person Protecting self
Killed While Protecting Property Protecting other property
Occupation/ Skill Law Enforcement, Police


Precinct 35
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Arrest Made at Crime Scene Yes
Date Defendant Arrested 23-Jun-21
Defendant Identified at Scene No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Less than 1 day
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision June 17, 1921
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Exonerated, Commended
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict only
Allegations of Police Corruption No