This Day In History: 1927-02-06
An argument between a Mahwah landlady and her tenant ended with her being shot and the tenant being killed in a shootout in Paterson three days later. Arthur Mann, 40, a foundry worker at the Brake Shoe in Mahwah got into an argument with his landlady Lillian Davis after her husband had left for work. Neighbors heard angry shouting and a pistol shot. When police arrived Mrs. Davi was gravely wounded and Mann had fled. Acting on anonymous tip police cornered Mann in a house in Paterson. Mann had reportedly said that he would not be taken alive and was true to his word. In a gun battle with police he was struck in the temple and killed. His empty pistol was found at his side.