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The death of Louis 'Two Gun' Alterie...

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July 19, 1935

THE DETROIT NEWS, Detroit, Michigan, July 19, 1935

* Louis 'Two Gun' Alterie death (1st report)
* Chicago gangland war -gangsters

Page 8 has one column headings: "CHICAGO GANGS RETURN TO WAR", "Battle to Finish Predicted in Wake of Cowboy Hoodlum's Slaying".

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Rag edition in great condition.

wikipedia notes: During Alterie's absence from Chicago, the gang war between the North Side Gang and the Chicago Outfit continued. In 1929, the outfit had killed seven North Side gang members in the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre. The Chicago Outfit was now in charge.

Other than a vagrancy arrest in Chicago in 1933, Alterie kept a low profile. However, that changed in June 1935 when Alterie was forced to testify against Ralph "Bottles" Capone, Al Capone's brother, on a tax evasion charge. On July 18, 1935, Louis Alterie was killed while leaving his North Side Chicago apartment. Ironically, Alterie was shot by snipers lying in wait for him across from his apartment, using a technique Alterie had pioneered during Prohibition.

Category: The 20th Century