No not that Paul, but Paul Robinson said to be a Los Angeles gangster, who was bumped off on this date back in 1932. Initially police believed that he was involved in some sort of gangland feud. This stemmed from the fact that Robinson's bullet riddled corpse was found in a recently dug ditch near a San Mateo golf course.
Police determined that Robinson had been killed in San Francisco and his
body taken to the golf course and dropped into the ditch. (I suspect a
"hole in one" joke is applicable here so if you have one, by all means
leave it in the comments) After Robinson's body was deposited his
slayer fired ten more shots into him. The dead man's auto was then
parked near San Francisco's Presidio district and set on fire.
Subsequent investigation showed that Robinson had left L.A. along with a confederate named E.P. Andrews alias Gene Shelton, whom the authorities felt was the one who did in Robinson. On the following December 8, Andrews was traced to the town of Banning where he escaped in his wife's car amidst a shootout with police. He didn't bother waiting for his wife who was taken into custody.
Andrews didn't remain free long, he was arrested on April 1, 1933, in St. Louis under suspicion of robbery.
01 November 2016
Labels: burning car, Dead gangster, gangster, Gene Shelton, L.A., Los Angeles, on the spot, Patrick Downey, Paul is dead, Paul Robinson, Presidio, San Francisco, San Mateo, shoot out, St. Louis
Author of: On The Spot: Gangland Murders in Prohibition New York City 1930-1933, Hollywood on the Spot: Crimes Against the Early Movie Stars, Legs Diamond: Gangster. Gangster City: The History of the New York Underworld 1900-1935. Notorious New Yorkers: Two Gun Crowley. Notorious New Yorkers: The Bobbed Haired Bandit. Notorious New Yorkers: Vivian Gordon.