Stertz shot 19 Jan 1838
50 : ' ;.V.., ...V - Sf - V " ' 3 W.MUfteA.vrttf ' wu. v&M, SHOTt During a dispute in which John Chwallboga, of 736 Alfred eve., tried to gain admission Into his mother's home, on Higglns ave., at 5.45 - a.m. today, MRS. ANNA STERTZ, 23 - year - old mother of four little children, was shot in the left leg. She is seen above with a child of a neighbor. Mrs. Stertz is recovering in General General hospital. After a four - hour search, police arrested Chwallboga. WOMAN IS SHOT WHEN MAN TRIES TO ENTER HOUSE Detectives Make Arrest After Young Mother Is Wounded InTTifgh A four - hours' search following the shooting of a woman at 442 Higglns ave. early today resulted in the arrest of John Chwallboga, aged 47, of 736 Alfred ave,. In a Henry ave. hou.' vMrs. . Anna Stertz, 23 - year - old mother of four small children, victim of the shooting, shooting, was recovering . in General hospital from a bullet wound in the left thigh. Her condition was not serious. ; Police say Chwaliboga came to the Higglns ave. house at 5.45 a.m. today and pounded on the door, , demanding admittance in order to see Mrs. Mary Chomlak, 47, mother . of Mrs. Stertz. Shot it Fired Mrs. Stertz answered the door. During the dispute which followed the noise attracted Mrs. Chomlak, her 22 - year - old son, William, and Mrs. Stertz' husband. All tried to prevent Chwallboga from com - . lng into the house. In a scuffle a shot was fired, the bullet passing through Mrs. Stertz's thigh but missing the bone. As Mrs. Stertz fell, her mother pushed Chwallboga. Mrs. Chomlak told police Chwaliboga bit her index finger, then escaped. A pistol found at the scene of the scuffle was turned over to the police. It was a .32 - calibr automatic automatic with eight bullets in tha clip. One had been fired. While squads of detectives searched for Chwaliboga, Mrs. Stertz and Mrs. Chomlak were taken to General hospital. After treatment, Mrs. Chomlak was allowed allowed to go home. The police also said that for some time Chwallboga had been trying to persuade Mrs. Chomlak, who is separated from her husband, to marry him. '