Case Number: 8670

McHenry, James � Age 24 � Colored � Shot to death at 9:30 PM, in 26 W. 18th St., by George E. Brown, in whose poolroom the shooting occurred. On 6/11/26 Brown was held by the Coroner for manslaughter. 1A Dist. June 1926 No Bill.


Date of Offense June 10, 1926
Date of Death June 10, 1926
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 26 W. 18th St.
Type of Location Place of business
Location Description poolroom
Type of Death Manslaughter
Total Number of Victims 1
Location poolroom
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Business Bar/saloon
Type of Manslaughter Other


Name McHenry, James
Age 24 years
Gender Male
Race Black
Ethnicity African American


Name Brown, George
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White
Business Owner Bar/saloon
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, high white collar (merchant, etc.)
Killed While Protecting Property Protecting bar/saloon
Occupation/ Skill Store owner, hotel owner


Precinct 1
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Arrest Made at Crime Scene Yes
Date Defendant Arrested 10-Jun-26
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 11, 1926
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict and grand jury
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision June 11, 1926
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder