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 Keith G. DuPuis, Policeman

Keith G. DuPuis

Thursday, October 27, 1966





DuPuis, Keith G.

Rank: Policeman

Serial Number: 10657

Division: Wilshire

Location: Pico Blvd and San Vicente

Date Killed: Thursday, October 27, 1966

Cause of Death: Gunshot wound

Bio: Policeman Dupuis was shot and mortally
wounded by a motorist he and his partner stopped for driving
erratically. Policeman Dupuis returned fire almost simultaneously
seriously wounding the gunman. Policeman Dupuis, who was shot
through his mouth, died in the hospital eleven days later. The
gunman and his companion were arrested and charged with
murder.

It was later discovered that both suspects were Ohio ex-convicts
wanted for robbing a store in Omaha, Nebraska. Both suspects were
convicted of first degree murder on March 17, 1967. The gunman was
sentenced to death and his companion was sentenced to life. The
gunman's sentence was later commuted to
life.


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