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115 Pellets Pepper Body as Relative Shoots Creston Man-1938

STROHL, KEATING, EWING, GRUZEN

Posted By: CHERYL MOONEN (email)
Date: 6/8/2018 at 15:42:10

Daily Nonpareil, Monday, Jan 31, 1938, Council Bluffs, IA, Page: 2

115 Pellets Pepper
Body as Relative
Shoots Creston Man

CRESTON, Ia. – Albert Strohl, 36, WPA worker and father of six children, was in jail Monday following the shooting with a $1.50 shotgun, of his brother-in-law, Floyd M. Keating, 41, a railroad baggage man, early Sunday morning.

Mr. Keating has 115 punctures in his right side and forearms. He will probably recover without complications, doctors said.

According to Sheriff J. R. Ewing and Chief of Police Charles Gruzen, Strohl admitted the attack. In a detailed statement he alleged Mr. Keating owed him $35 and “was trying to break up my home. “Mr. Keating’s four motherless children having been living at the Strohl home. Mrs. Strohl is Keating’s sister.

According to police, Strohl admitted shooting at Mr. Keating once at close range, then chasing him half a block and firing a second time. The second charge struck Mr. Keating in the side.

Strohl then went to the police station and surrendered to Mark Wilson, a fireman.


 

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