Leverone Gravano case1895
SBOOTIJSG AFFRAY AT FRESNO. Joseph Magri Severely Wounded by a Jiullet Meant for Another. FRESNO, Cal., May 11.— A. G. Leverone, an Italian hotel proprietor, attempted to shoot R. Rumen, but missed him and shot a bystander named Joseph Magri near the groin, inflicting a dangerous wound, tonight. tonight. Both Rumen and Magri are Slavonians. Slavonians. The trouble grew out of a recent slander suit in the Superior Court in which. Leverone's Leverone's wife was the plaintiff and a friend of Rumen the defendant. The case was very sensational, but Mrs. Leverone was only awarded $3 damages by the jury. Leverone and his wife met Rumen in the street to-night. Rumen was charged by Mrs. Leverone with making defamatory statements concerning her, and an altercation altercation ensued. Finally Leverone pulled his pistol and shot at Rumen, who was making making for the door of the saloon in front of which the trouble occurred. The bullet missed him and passed throught the glass door hitting Magri, who was standing inside. inside. Leverone immediately gave the pistol pistol to his wife and she gave it to some friends, the officers failing to find it. Leverone, his wife, Rumen and a friend of his, R. Gemegnani, are under arrest.