Killing of Edward Chinn in Louisiana in 1937
Edward Chinn, age 33, was killed in 1937 by police in New Orleans, Louisiana. Chinn, suffering from mental illness, was in a highly agitated state in the home of his mother, Matilda Chinn. He had a meat cleaver and was threatening to hurt himself and others. His mother called the police, and a struggle ensued. It is unclear which officer(s) shot Chinn to death, but present were Patrolman M. Duplantier, Detective Michael Padin, Captain Alfred Malone, and Detective William Daniels.
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