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i n g t h e ) g u n f i r e 4 ri S c r e a m s , r a n art utes earlier he had woundpd a w o the f a r end o f man volunteer worker"as she fled f r o m his o f f i c e , at prevented her the c o r r i d o r ' a nd fromj a. threatened suicide par t. • frorn retiuning in I he Rosicrucian' The, shooting' 'occurred :n the •eighth-floor lodge and temple o f f i c e . H e told t h e police, he saw L i s k e s t a n d i n g in the reception quarters, of the‘. Rosicrueian Order at 250 West Fifty-seventh Street, r o o m . p o i n t i n g a p •Ml at his own between Broadway and Eighth hea d. Meanwhile. the )(>!k e were ?nmAvenue. The dead man was CharlesM. Liske. 52 years old. of l&O Sum mon^d by Joseph ?[p.lain. a n i n s . u r m it Avenue. Hackensack. N / .1. ance-broker with offices a d j o i n i n g .« .woman was Miss Suzanne ten Dn Le vy 1 Huhdreds n f pers ns galhered in so Bosch, 39 years old. of 44-10 MarThe street as a f?ee of pa,? rojl ca rs Nish Strecti FlmhOrst. Queens, Miss ten Bosch told .detectives and a police em rgency . truck, that* she had known Liske for- ten equipped . with tear gas and rifles. years.. She said that 'they had rushed to \ he| seen* Alfred Chap yel and Patrolag reed ;•on Friday night to break Robert off . their relationship She w a s men Williamj-.Gilrt y and questioned in Roosevelt Hospital, White of the We t Fifty-fourth where she wa* reported in good-Street station Idea? ed Liske in the condition with a flesh wound in j windowless stemple room; by th® her right thigh. _* ’’ ' " . |clicking-of,-an apparently ammed According to a. police reconstruc-j pistol, tion of the affray. Miss ten Bosch' ! Leaving Patrolman While in the a nurse who does secretarial w o r k (reception room to cover a; possible for *he order, was alone, in the attack from the offices, \yhich lie locked office shortly before 11 [between t-he; templfj and the. front* A. M :'’ when Liske came to.the door (windows. Sergeant Chapp^l armi carrying’ a btown leather a t tache ! Patrol man Gilroy called to Liske*
case, He had reviously telephoned1her from t] e l^bbyj A fter she led h ifi toj a reception room overlooking thei „sttjeet, he Itook two pistols 1 ldng barreled 1.3* caliber target and a 7-mm. .1 Mauser automatic fro|m the case, Bank ■Official Kills Himself I “ ertnf:„“You %n 1ing to die first. 3 mvse : jtn n III “ No. I ‘ don’ t wa t. to die.” Miss , After Shooting Woman and ten Bosch cried a d tried to disat Policemen arm him. One of « pistols was 1 j discharged durin ensuing . v , . v . . . '•... .*.•*, , • istruggle. Miss t«f!n Bosch broke A pistol battU with th *.p o),c«,in jswaV« L .sk# fjred three shots at a darkened Rosicrucian tem.pie *^ ^ fled, ne as she ran yesterday morning: ended when a down"n a short hallu. ay in the office middle-aged hank official shot and t wo in the Main cO.rri.doi himself with one rjf t wo pistol.® dentist, hearDr. I r w i n L e v y , »• in front of 1ho alt.aV. A few min
to throw out his pistol ah<-l siiroender. , ■ ! ■ • _ . •V They heard him mutter a reply jfrom the; temple, in which a fiim j green lamp vms burning, but the jonly audible word w a s ‘‘kill,” They took position? Ip an inside }vestibule leading to the temple. Pa Urolman Gilroy fired twice into .the darkness. Three rapid shots was ppel' fired ■ returned. Sergei? ht. t wice:. There wais .a sc, then a ®ing!e shot from within tjhe^temple. t he sound'of someone fa Sing and it was over, , Liske was found lyirjig on the s near by,. with floor,, the two a '•contact wound' in his left Ipm* pl<* , % ■ i . i ' ■. -j Thi3 detectives said the fatal bul'-.j ;lft a pparentlv ramp from the M a u ser and " f r o m ail indications, he shot himself." This was confirmed'by Assistant Medical Exa miner1 Aaron Oo-blcnz after examining t h e ; •hod- at, the sceilne.
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case. He had previously tele phoned her from the'lobby. After she led him to a reception room overlooking the street, he EMDSIM A SUICIDE took two pistols (a long barreled .38 caliber target and a 7-mm. Mauser automatic) from the case, Bank Official Kills Himself saying, “You are going to die first, then I’ll kill myself." After Shooting Woman and “No, I don’t want to die,” Miss ten Bosch cried and tried to disFiring at Policemen ann him. One of the pistols was discharged during the ensuing A pistol battle with the police in struggle. Miss ten Bosch broke a darkened Rosicrucian temple away. Liske fired three shots at yesterday morning ended when a her as she fled, one as she ran middle-aged bank official shot down a short hallway in the office himself with*x>ne of his two pistols and two in the main corridor. Dr. Irwin Levy, a dentist, hear in front of the altar. A few min ing the gunfire and screams, ran utes earlier he had wounded a wo man volunteer worker as she fled from his office at the far end of the corridor and prevented her from a threatened suicide r>act from returning to the Rosicrucian The shooting occurred in the eighth-floor lodge and temple office. He told the police he saw quarters of the Rosicrucian Order Liske standing in the reception at 250 West Fifty-seventh Street, room, pointing a pistol at his own between Broadway and Eighth head. Meanwhile, the police were sum Avenue. The dead man was Charles M. Liske, 52 years old, of 180 Sum moned by Joseph Splain, an insur mit Avenue, Hackensack, N. J. ance broker with offices adjoining The woman was Miss Suzanne ten Dr. Levy’s. Hundreds of persons gathered in Bosch, 39 years old, of 44-10 Macthe street as a fleet of patrol cars Nish Street, Elmhurst, Queens. Miss ten Bosch told detectives and a police emergency truck, that she had known Liske for ten equipped with tear gas and rifles, years. She said that they had rushed to the scene. Sgt. Alfred Chappel and Patrol agreed on Friday night to break off their relationship. She was men William Gilroy and Robert questioned in Roosevelt Hospital, White of the West Fifty-fourth where she was reported in good Street station located Liske in the condition with a flesh wound in windowless temple room by the clicking of an apparently jammed her right, thigh. According to a police reconstruc pistol. Leaving Patrolman White in the tion Of the affray, Miss ten Bosch, a nurse who does secretarial work reception room to cover a possible for the order, was alone in the attack from the offices, which lie -locked office shortly before 11 between the temple and the front A. M. when Liske came to the door windows, Sergeant Chappel and .carrying a brown leather attache Patrolman Gilroy called to Liske
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to throw out his pistol and surren der. # They heard him mutter a reply from the temple, in which a dim green lamp was burning, but the only audible word was “kill.” They took positions in an inside vestibule leading to the temple. Pa trolman Gilroy fired twice into the darkness. Three rapid shots was returned. Sergeant Chappel fired twice. There was a pause, then a single shot from within the temple, the sound of someone falling and it was over. Liske was found lying on the floor, the two pistols nearby, with a “contact wound" in his left tem ple. The detectives said the fatal bul let apparently came from the Mau- 1 ser and "from all indications, he shot himself.” This was confirmed by Assistant Medical Examiner Aaron Coblenz after examining the body at the scene. “It was like the Inner Sanctum,” Patrolman Gilroy said. “I’ll be glad to get home tonight. It was like a ten-cent detective s t o r y green lights, peggin’ shots in the dark.” The temple is approximately 20 by 50 feet and seats about 100 persons. Liske’s wife, Catherine, reached by telephone at her home, said she had known of her husband’s in terest in Missten Bosch. She said he was employed at the Fiftysecond Street branch of the New York Trust Company and she be lieved he was assistant treasurer there. They have no children. The police said the Liskes had been married thirty years but had been separated on at least one oc casion. They were living together at the time of the shooting.