Case Number: 898

Harrison, Carter, H., Mayor of Chicago, shot dead at his home, 231 Ashland Av., by Eugene J. Prendergast, who was arrested, tried and hanged July 13, 1894. (Judge Brentano).


Date of Offense October 28, 1893
Date of Death October 28, 1893
Address 231 Ashland Ave.
Type of Location Residence
Location Description at his home
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Intentional murder
Characteristics Mayor of Chicago shot dead
Method of Killing Other gun, gun unspecified
Weapon shot dead
Motive -there's not much- but it appears to be assassinat
Total Number of Victims 1
Location at his home
Number of Defendants 1
Related to Organized Crime
Type of Residence Residence of victim


Name Harrison, Carter H.
Gender Male
Race White
Employed Yes
VictimEmploymentType Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Ethnicity Other, european
Known to Chicago Police as Other, known to Chicago police
Occupation/ Skill Other, professional


Name Prendergast, Eugene J.
Gender Male
Race White


Allegations of Police Corruption Yes
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant Yes
Trial Judge Brentano
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, grand jury, trial, and post conviction
Allegations of Police Corruption Yes
Length of Sentence Death penalty
Outcome of Trial Guilty of murder
Post Trial Information Death sentence carried out
Sentence Completed Yes