Remember how in yesterday's post Legs Diamond got shot in the stomach? What?! You didn't read yesterday's post, go ahead we'll wait....Ok, a year and a day after he caught that bullet whilst walking on the lower east side with Little Augie Orgen, Diamond was on the other side of the hit. He had an appointment 86 years ago this morning with Joey Noe & Dutch Schultz to exchange some money for territory.
Correctly assuming that
Diamond might try to pull some monkey business, Noe was wearing a bullet
proof vest while Dutch and possibly a few others took positions in some
nearby second story windows. As Noe approached the designated meeting
spot a blue Cadillac came speeding up from behind and a guy, Louis
Weinberg, opened fire on him. The assassin scored a lucky shot on Noe's
body where the vest wasn't covering and the Dutchman's partner went
down. Dutch, and any others, in hiding opened fire on the Cadillac,
which sped away. One of the bullets from above pierced the roof of the
Caddy and killed Weinberg. The car, with the dead man, was ditched on
the lower east side. Noe was taken to the hospital and questioned but
kept to the gangster code until dying about a month later.