Case Number: 9459

Brookins, James - Age 35- Colored - Died from a gunshot wound received 10 PM 2/19/28 at 3936 State St. while attempting, it was alleged, to force his way into the home of Lawrence Porter, where he had some clothes. The Coroner's Jury decided the shooting was accidental and exonerated Porter on 2/27/28. 5 Dist.


Date of Offense February 19, 1928
Date of Death February 24, 1928
Time Between Offense and Death Within 1 week but more than 1 day
Address 3936 State st.
Type of Location Residence
Location Description home
Type of Death Accident
Description Other
Total Number of Victims 1
Location home
Type of Accident Accidental shooting
Type of Residence Residence of defendant


Name Brookins, James
Age 35 years
Gender Male
Race Black
Ethnicity African American


Name Porter, Lawrence
Gender Male
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Race White


Precinct 4
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 15-Feb-28


Date of Coroner's Decision February 27, 1928
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