Arrest of Francis 'Two Gun' Crowley

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Was this date in 1927, it was, when Timothy Looman was walking on the lower West side when one Thomas O’Brien, approached him from the opposite direction. When the two men were about thirty feet away from each other, both pulled out a gun and started blasting away in true old west fashion.

Witness’s said up to thirty shots were fired, (but can you really trust a witness?) and Looman collapsed on the corner (not unlike Rocky Raccoon who collapsed "in the corner") but before dropping dead he managed to hit O'Brien. Severely wounded, O’Brien tried to run away but only got as far as the St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church, before crumpling to the sidewalk. A Monsignor and a priest (who bore striking resemblances to Pat O'Brien and Spencer Tracy) were the first ones to reach O’Brien and after viewing his wounds, administered the last rights, which was good cause he died the following day.


John DuMond said...

Sounds like a couple of self-solving murders. Cops like those. They prevent Angela Lansbury from showing them up by solving the case before they do.

Pat Downey said...

No lengthy trials or prison time either. Everyone is happy.