Killing of Alfred Adrian Emile in Louisiana in 1937


Case summary

Alfred Adrian Emile (1888-1937), a plasterer, was killed by barkeeper Joseph Sicarelli in New Orleans, Louisiana. Emile was in a barroom brawl with a man named Joseph Smith and allegedly struck Smith with a hatchet. Emile was ejected from the bar. Accounts differ as to whether Sicarelli shot Emile in self-defense, or as Emile was fleeing.


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Date of incident: 1937-09-20
Location: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: fighting in a bar; attacking a white man

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