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Mar. 13, 1907
Caucasian Male / 30 yrs. of age
Williamsport Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Wed. Mar. 13, 1907
Officer John Maloney was shot and killed as he attempted to question two suspicious men sitting alongside the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad tracks. One of the men was wanted in a recent burglary.
As he approached the two, the burglary suspect jumped up and suddenly fired at Officer Maloney, striking him three times. Officer Maloney was killed instantly. The suspect had accidentally shot himself in the leg during the incident. He was apprehended the following day.
The man was convicted of Officer Maloney's murder and sent to the Eastern State Prison, where he died six years later as a result of the accidental gunshot wound.