Case Number: 9001

Stepniak, (Stepnok, Stevenson), Martin � Age 43 � Fatally shot 9:10 AM, 12/20/25, in the alley rear of 1454 W. Monroe St., by Patrolmen Anton Golden and Edward Hayes, just after jumping from a second floor window in an attempt to escape from the officers, who had placed him under arrest for larceny. On 12/31/25 the officers were exonerated by the Coroner. 19th Dist.


Date of Offense December 20, 1925
Date of Death December 20, 1925
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 1454 W. Monroe
Type of Location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of Public Place Street, sidewalk or alley
Location Description in an alley
Type of Death Manslaughter
Description Victim killed resisting arrest
Total Number of Victims 1
Location in an alley
Number of Defendants 2
Type of Manslaughter Unintentional killing with gun


Name Stepniak, Martin (Stepnok, Ste
Age 43 years
Gender Male
Race Other
Ethnicity Polish
Known to Chicago Police as Known criminal suspect


Name Golden, Anton
Gender Male
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Law Enforcement, Police


Precinct 13
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Arrest Made at Crime Scene Yes
Date Defendant Arrested 31-Dec-25
Defendant Identified at Scene No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Less than 1 day


Date of Coroner's Decision December 31, 1925
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