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LAPD Detective Killed in Raid


June 19, 1921, LAPD Detective Dies in Raid

The Times, June 19, 1921: Detective John Fitzgerald is shot in the stomach at 2392 W. 30th St., where police had returned for evidence after arresting six men on burglary charges.

Despite his wounds (the bullet went through him and out his back), Fitzgerald chased the killer, shooting until he collapsed. Fitzgerald, 39, left a wife and two children.
June 19, 1921, LAPD Detective Dies in Raid  
 
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