Francis “Two Gun” Crowley earned his nickname during a mad spree in 1931 that included murder on a Long Island country lane and a chaotic battle with police on 90th St. in Manhattan. It ended in Crowley’s death in the electric chair less than a year later.
Former Nassau County detective Jerry Aylward chronicles Crowley’s story in his new book, Francis Two-Gun Crowley’s Killings in New York City & Long Island. You can hear more about Crowley’s rise and fall – and the police who captured him – on the lastest episode of the Long Island History Project.
You can listen to the podcast here.
The Long Island History Project is an independent podcast featuring stories and interviews with people passionate about Long Island history. It is co-hosted by academic librarian Chris Kretz and local historian and preservationist Connie Currie.
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