Case Number: 10059

Guida, John - Age 24 - Alleged �42" Gangster and bootlegger. Shot to death at about 1:10 PM, 10/24/30, in a saloon at 836 N. Racine Ave., by Frank and William Carr, brothers, alleged Moran gangsters, who escaped after assaulting the owner, Joseph Lebrock. Immediately after entering the place loud quarreling was heard and Guida evidently was shot while trying to reach a Luger pistol in a cigar case. Lebrock would reveal nothing; he was booked for murder 10/28/30. He was not mentioned in the Coroner�s verdict 11/12/30 (�By unknown persons�) and on 11/14/30 was discharged by Judge Lyle. The Carr brothers were arrested in Milwaukee, brought back, and on 11/25/30 held without bail by Judge Lyle. 29 Dist. 1-29-31 - No bill on Wm. Carr. 1-29-31 - No Bill on John Carr. 1-29-31 - No Bill on Jos. Lebrock.


Date of Offense October 24, 1930
Date of Death October 24, 1930
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 836 n. racine ave.
Type of Location Place of business
Location Description in a saloon at 836 racine ave.
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Intentional murder
Method of Killing Other gun, gun unspecified
Weapon shot to death
Motive gangster shot another gangster
Victim Initiated Events Leading to Homicide No
Description Gang Killing
Total Number of Victims 1
Location in a saloon at 836 racine ave.
Organized Crime Indicators victim was a gangster and bootlegger, killed by a
Type of Business Bar/saloon


Name guida, john
Age 24 years
Gender Male
Race White
Employed Yes
VictimEmploymentType Outside labor force (incl. criminals)
Ethnicity Italian
Known to Chicago Police as A Bootlegger
Occupation/ Skill Other, outside labor force, inmate


Name Carr, Frank, William Carr
Gender Male
Ethnicity Italian
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Outside labor force (incl. criminals)
Occupation/ Skill Other, outside labor force


Precinct 29
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Arrest Made at Crime Scene Out of state arrest
Defendant Identified at Scene No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Weeks
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 3


Date of Coroner's Decision November 25, 1930
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 January 29, 1931
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder