Article on John Degnan's murder in Indiana paper

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Article on John Degnan's murder in Indiana paper - POLICEMAN IS HELD MURDERPROBE Man Returning...
POLICEMAN IS HELD MURDERPROBE Man Returning From Wake Killed Killed as he Drove Automobile. Home. CHICAGO, Dec. 24.--John S. Degnan, 33, was shot to death early today as he was driving from ah allnight wake to his home, where a brightly decorated Christmas tree had been prepared prepared by his wife ' and six children children as a "surprise for daddy-" Policeman John L. Coleman was · held by detectives pending an investigation investigation Into Degnan's death. Coleinan said be went off duty at 2 a. m., and on a "party" ' iriends. He' was still in uniform and on his way home wnen he. saw the Degnan automobile -being followed by a smaller car. Some 1 one in the smaller car was shooting, shooting, he said. Coleman told detectives that lie jumped in front ol the second car and called to its driver to halt. Then he drew his pistol and fired several shots. at second car. The larger driven swerved by and Degnan crashed suddenly over the by . the i car, curb and through a largo window. window. Degnan was dead at the wheel, a bullet hole through the back to .his head. Police said that a few minutes before the killing they received a report that a policeman in uniform uniform who was very drunk was making a disturbance in a cafe in that neighborhood. at

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  1. Logansport Pharos-Tribune,
  2. 24 Dec 1923, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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