Image: Gunman Killed by Off Duty Cop at 344 Broome St.
(Zloczew, Austria (now Poland), 1899 - 1968, New York, New York)

Gunman Killed by Off Duty Cop at 344 Broome St. , 1942

Gelatin silver print
13 3/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (33.97 cm x 26.67 cm)
Museum Acquisition Fund
1979.72
"Off Duty Cop Does Duty, Kills Gunman Who Tries Stickup. The boys were playing a little pool and cards in the Spring Arrow Social and Athletic Club, 344 Broome St., near the Bowery last night. Patrolman Eligio Sarro, off duty, went in for a pack of cigarets [sic]. Four men entered. 'This is a stick-up,' the leader muttered. Sarro was a little slow getting his hands out of his overcoat pockets. 'Get 'em up,' ordered the leader. Sarro did. One hand held a gun. When he got done firing, the leader was dead. "  February 3, 1942.

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