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What Happened at 1408 West 14th Street?

ChicagoIllinoisUnited States

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  • December 10th, 1927

    Man shot to death: Curtis, Griffin - Age 34 - Colored - Fatally shot 5:05 AM, 12/10/27, in 1st fl. rear 1408 W. 14th St., his home, by Floyd Welch to whom he refused admission. Welsch had formerly lived with Curtis and made every effort to get in. Curtis insisted on keeping him out and Welsch shot him. 16 Dist. 2/6/28 - Noel Williams arrested. 2/7 held without bail - Finnegan. 8/3/28 - Acquitted - (Williams) - Miller.

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