Case Number: 9142

Thomas, Clarence - Age 45 - Colored - Shot to death at 8 PM, in Michigan Ave., near 43rd St., during an argument, by James McDonough (white), who on 3/5/26, was held by the Coroner. 3 Dist. March 1926 No Bill.


Date of Offense January 10, 1926
Date of Death January 10, 1926
Time Between Offense and Death Within 1 day
Address Michigan Ave.
Type of Location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of Public Place Street, sidewalk or alley
Location Description in Michigan Ave. near 43rd St.
Type of Death Manslaughter
Description Dispute over money or property, quarrel
Total Number of Victims 1
Location in Michigan Ave. near 43rd St.
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Manslaughter Other


Name Thomas, Clarence
Age 45 years
Gender Male
Race Black
Ethnicity African American


Name McDonough, James
Gender Male
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Race White


Precinct 3
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 5-Mar-26
Time Between Crime and Arrest Weeks
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision March 5, 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 March 1, 1926
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder