Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Machine Gun Kelly

I wrote about Machine Gun Kelly's capture in Memphis, TN in one of my Peter English, PI novels. Frank Ramirez, one of the characters in all three of these novels, was in on the capture, which took place 34 years ago, in a little house located at 1408 Raynor in South Memphis. Frank's character is a police detective in 1940s era Memphis. What I didn't include was the lead FBI agent during that raid, William Asbury Rorer. Mr. Rorer died died Saturday in an Albany, GA hospital. He was 69 years old. George 'Machine Gun' Kelly was raised in Memphis and attended Central High School. The FBI tracked him back to Memphis in search of kidnappers of an Oklahoma City Millionaire. I guess I need to go back and add Agent Rorer to my story.

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