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73rd anniversary of Brady Gang shootout

Contributed | BDN
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Shootout scene: Photo taken approximately 8:45 a.m. following the shooting deaths of "public enemy number one" Alfred Brady, 25 (foreground), and getaway car driver Clarence Lee Shaffer Jr., 21 (background). Head FBI agent Myron Gurnea, the tall man in black at right facing the camera, surveys the Central Street carnage. The other men are FBI agents, city officials, funeral home employees, and police officers. (Photo courtesy of Richard Shaw)

Today is the 73rd anniversary of the Brady Gang shootout in downtown Bangor. This photo was taken at approximately 8:45 a.m. Oct. 12, 1937, on Central Street following the shooting deaths of “public enemy number one” Alfred Brady, 25 (foreground) and getaway car driver Clarence Lee Shaffer Jr., 21 (background). Head FBI agent Myron Gurnea, the tall man in black at right facing the camera, surveys the carnage. The other men are FBI agents, city officials, funeral home employees, and police officers.


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