Monday, May 6, 2013

123 years ago: Ambush at Claiborne and Esplanade

On this date in 1890 - In the early morning hours, a wagon carrying members of New Orleans Matranga underworld faction is ambushed at Claiborne and Esplanade Streets. Three men are seriously wounded. Police Chief David Hennessy takes personal charge of the investigation. His involvement will shortly lead to his own assassination.