Case Number: 779

Fay, Bill alias, Leewond Smith. 37 yrs. old. Shot dead at 260 W. Adams St. during a saloon fight by Larry McGraw who was arrested 27 prect. Exonerated by coroner's jury, Aug. 19, '08.


Date of Offense July 14, 1908
Date of Death August 14, 1908
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 260 W. Adams st.
Type of Location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of Public Place Other non-commercial public place
Location Description in a saloon at 260 W. Adams st.
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Intentional murder
Method of Killing Other gun, gun unspecified
Weapon shot dead -> gun
Motive saloon fight
Description Bar room brawl
Total Number of Victims 1
Location in a saloon at 260 W. Adams st.
Number of Defendants 1


Name Fay, Bill alias Leewond Smith
Age 37 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name McGraw, Larry
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White


Precinct 27
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision August 19, 1908
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