Keating is Expected to Leave Bed Today (30 June 1923)


Washingtonian Who Shot Self in Baltimore While Being Arrested is Recovering.

Thomas J. Keating, 30, 1204 Kennedy street, who shot himself yesterday while being arrested by policemen in the Rennert hotel, Baltimore, will be able to leave Mercy hospital today according to physicians of that institution. Keating went into the bathroom when the officers told him they wanted him on a charge of passing worthless checks, and shortly after that a shot was heard.

When the policemen entered the bathroom they found him lying in the tub. It was first thought the wound was mortal, but physicians say it was only slight and that he will be released today. Police of Baltimore say they immediately will place him in jail to await extradition to this city.

Keating had been a clerk in the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce of the Department of Commerce until a few months ago.

Source: Keating is Expected to Leave Bed Today, The Washington Post, Washington, District of Columbia, 30 June 1923, p. 2.

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