May 18th, 1930
Man shot to death: Speers, William - Age 50 - Colored - Shot to death at 11:50 AM, 5/18/30, in hallway, 4th fl., 3541 Cottage Grove Ave., by Frank Thomas, colored, whom he attempted to cut with a razor when the latter discovered him prowling around the windows of his flat. ON 5/19/30 Thomas was exonerated by the Coroner. 4 Dist.Please note that Housecreep aggregates information from multiple sources, including historical records, police reports, archived newspaper clippings, and personal accounts submitted by our community of sleuths. Unfortunately, some historical records may contain outdated, offensive language. We do not condone the use of such language and we would not publish it otherwise. If you believe a post has been submitted that is offensive or malicious in any way, please let us know and we will remove it. Thank you.