Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Unprovoked Murder. A Young Man Kills a City Marshal and Then Commits Suicide.Date: April 25 1888
Newspaper published in: St. Louis, MO
Nelsonville, O., April 25.
Last evening about 10 o’clock while Edward H. DAVIS, Assistant Marshal of the city, was standing on the Dew House corner he was approached by a young man named Samuel DEW, and without the slightest provocation whatever was shot twice and instantly killed, either shot being sufficient to cause death. Young DEW, after shooting DAVIS, walked one square and put a revolver to his own head, and sent a bullet crashing through his brain; falling dead on the spot. DAVIS leaves a young wife and three children, and was appointed on the police force about thirty days ago. Young DEW was but 20 years of age and was addicted to strong drink. He was also married and leaves a wife and one child. It appears that DAVIS arrested DEW recently for fast driving, which seems to have led to the tragedy.