Officer John Crain was shot and killed at approximately 3:30am while investigating a suspicious activity.
While on patrol he noticed lights on in a pharmacy on Junius Road. As Officer Crain peers in to the window, a burglar inside shot him in the head with a .38 caliber handgun. Both subjects inside the store were also responsible for the murder of Officer Johnnie Gibson, using the same handgun, one month earlier in almost identical circumstances.
The subjects were both convicted of the murders and executed on March 28, 1924.