John L. Wilson

John L. Wilson, an officer with the Homestead Borough Police Department, was shot on September 6, 1918, while attempting to arrest John Kyle for trespassing in a home. Wilson had been called to the scene by a resident of the home. During the altercation, Wilson shot and killed Kyle.

Wilson died on September 8, 1918.

Author: Bill Lofquist

I am a sociologist and death penalty scholar at the State University of New York at Geneseo. I am also a Pittsburgh native. My present research focuses on the history of the death penalty in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Pa. This website is dedicated to collecting, analyzing, and sharing information about all Allegheny County cases in which a death sentence was imposed. Please share any questions or comments, errors or omissions, or other matters of interest related to these cases or to the broader history of the death penalty in Allegheny County.

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