Scranton Republican, 4 Feb 1928, page 3

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Scranton Republican, 4 Feb 1928, page 3 - ii LILLIS MURDER SUSPECT TAKEN TO PHILLY FOR...
ii LILLIS MURDER SUSPECT TAKEN TO PHILLY FOR SHOOTING MAN Nabbed in Roadhouse Near Pittston After Insurgent Mine Leader Is Slain WOUNDED M'CONNELL, AUTHORITIES CHARGE Pulled Gun on Victim While Both Were Riding in Automobile, Automobile, Police Say Special to The Republican PITTSTON, Feb. 3. An - gelo Paloma, alias Palummo, 30, of Philadelphia, arrested here on January 23 as a suspect suspect in the murder of Thomas Lillis, insurgent mine leader, was turned over today to the Philadelphia police for the shooting of John McConnell, at Philadelphia, Philadelphia, on January 8. McConnell McConnell is in a critical condition condition in a Philadelphia hospital. hospital. Fled After Shooting. Paloma was arrested at a nearby roadhouse by Chief of Police Michael 'P. McHale, County Detective Detective Sid Patterson and State Trooper Trooper Robert Knight, as a suspect in the Lillis murder. He was taken to Wyoming barracks and questioned - When he was mugged, his description description was broadcast to nearby cities and a few days later word came from Philadelphia that he was wanted for the shooting of McConnell. McConnell. According to the Philadelphia police, police, McConnell was driving an automobile automobile with Paloma sitting in the front seat. He di - ew a gun and fired a shot in McConnell's abdomen and then fled. Paloma's first appearance In Pittston City was at midnight on the night of January 18, when he was seen on South Main street. Lillis was slain on the morning of January 19 on East Railroad street, Browntown. ORAL SCHOOL ROAD a

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