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September 25th, 1929

Quoted from original police record: Double homicide: Hults, Jesse D. Age 47 Patrolman Fatally shot at 11:45 AM, 9/25/29 and Patrolman Wm. Gallagher killed, in the hallway of 4139 South Parkway, while investigating a reported kidnapping of Charles Kirkman, colored leader of the Moorish Science Temple, a Negro cult, from his house at 442 Elm St. When the officers demanded admittance they encountered a heavy gunfire. The inmates were dislodged with tear gas bombs and one, Deason Stephens, who shot Hults, was killed by Patrolman Frank J. Reynolds and his squad while attempting to escape.

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Woman stabbed to death: Humburd, Iva - Age 28 - Colored - Stabbed to death at 5:30 AM, in hallway of her home, 4142 South Parkway, during a quarrel, by Rosie Bohanon, who, on 8/30/26 was exonerated by the Coroner who pronounced it "accidental." On 9/14/26 however, she was held to the G.J.in $5000.00 by Judge Curran. 3 Dist. Oct. 1926 No Bill. View Listing »
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