Crime Scene Photography · New York

Vintage crime scene: the Death card

April 15, 1931 Coney Island, New York City, New York Mob boss Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria is gunned down in a restaurant The details behind Masseria's death are fuzzy with two different versions of the event’s specifics. Gangland legend claims 4 shooters took out Masseria while his body guards were mysteriously absent. However, newspapers… Continue reading Vintage crime scene: the Death card

New York

Mobster killed during birthday celebration

April 7, 1972 Manhattan, New York Mafioso Joe Gallo is gunned down at Umberto's Clam House while celebrating his birthday Gallo was believed to have previously set up an unsuccessful hit against mob boss Joseph Colombo. Because of this allegation, when a Colombo associate in Umberto's saw Gallo enter, he quickly left the restaurant to… Continue reading Mobster killed during birthday celebration

Crime Scene Photography · New York

Man who reported seeing wanted criminal shot twice in groin, once in each eye (graphic)

March 8, 1952 New York, New York Amateur detective and clothing salesman Arnold Schuster is murdered outside his home 24-year-old Schuster had recently been involved with the capture of bank robber Willie “The Actor” Sutton; Schuster recognized the robber as he rode the subway and quickly notified police. The press covered the story and, within… Continue reading Man who reported seeing wanted criminal shot twice in groin, once in each eye (graphic)

California

Crime boss Ignazio “Jack” Dragna dies at 64

February 23, 1956 Los Angeles, California Ignazio "Jack" Dragna, organized crime boss, dies of a heart attack at 64 Dragna was one of the most successful and least known of the crime bosses, preferring to stay out of the public eye which allowed him to die in prison rather than executed like many other crime… Continue reading Crime boss Ignazio “Jack” Dragna dies at 64

Crime Scene Photography · Illinois · Massacres/Mass Murder

Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre

February 14, 1929 Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre claims the lives of seven men Seven men, lined up against a wall, were murdered by four men, two of whom were dressed as uniformed police officers and two in suits. One man, Frank Gusenberg, survived briefly, being stabilized in the hospital. When… Continue reading Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre