James H. Sheehy, an officer with the Pittsburgh Police Department, was shot and killed by Silas Carter while escorting him to the police station in the Hill District on May 18, 1902. Carter fled.
Carter was reported to have been killed in Indian Territory (Oklahoma) in 1904 before being apprehended in Pittsburgh in 1906.
At trial, Carter claimed he acted in self-defense while being beaten. He was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 12 years in prison.