George H. Shearer, an officer with the Pittsburgh Police Department, was shot and killed when he attempted to enter a boisterous wedding party on May 12, 1914. Three other officers were wounded. The Hungarian wedding was in Hazelwood.
Stephen Popp was arrested. Popp, who argued that the killing occurred during a melee in which he was being assaulted by another police officer and that he was unarmed and had not fired a weapon, was acquitted of murder on November 20, 1914.