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June 22, 1923 – Newt Casperson, well known business man of Ketchikan and Cordova, was shot three times by a prohibition officer at Ketchikan recently and is in the hospital recovering from wounds to his right chest, leg and hand. The shooting affair occurred about one o’clock Sunday morning when D.W. Flanagan, prohibition enforcement officer, attempted to raid an apartment above Otto Soberg’s store which the government alleges was the location of Casperson’s bootlegging joint. Dr. R.V. Ellis, who is attending Casperson, says his chances for recovery are good unless complications set in. The mo...

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