Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 4/10/1836
Weapon: Edged weapon; Dirk
Offender: Charged with murder
Watchman Lewis Leuba died of injuries he received two days earlier when he was stabbed while making an arrest.
Watchman Leuba, and approximately 12 other watchmen, went to 42 Bowery, Manhattan, to arrest five males on a warrant. The men resisted and while Watchman Leuba and another watchman were struggling with one suspect, a second suspect stabbed Watchman Leuba in the back with a dirk. Watchman Leuba died two days later from the wound.
The suspect was arrested and charged with murder.
Watchman Leuba was survived by his wife and four children.