Max Lefkowitz, an officer with the McKeesport Police Department, was shot and killed by Jose Gonzalez on May 14, 1924. Lefkowitz was attempting to arrest Gonzalez for suspicious conduct when Gonzalez stabbed him. Gonzalez then took Lefkowitz’s service revolver and shot him. Gonzalez was badly injured during the altercation.
Gonzalez was convicted of second-degree murder on October 9, 1924.