John Dillinger appeared at the entrance of the Biograph movie theater in the company of two women at 11 pm on July 22, 1934. Waiting at the entrance of the cinema, federal agent Melvin Purvis lit a cigar in order to signal to his colleagues to get ready. When the two men’s eyes met, Dillingerinstantly realized he was in great trouble. He hastily reached for his gun, trying to drag it out of his pocket, but the weapon got stuck so he had no choice but to run to a nearby alley. The chase that followed did not last long as federal agents jumping out of their hideouts opened fire and killed the getaway criminal.
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