Life of Dutch Schultz
August 6, 1902 - October 24, 1935
MUG Shot of seventeen-year-old Dutch
Organized Criminal and Conflict
Once he began setting up operations in Manhattan, a rival gangster, Jack "Legs" Diamond felt threatened by the expansion and decided to take action. Some small skirmishes broke out, but then, Noe was shot and killed by one of Legs' goons. Dutch responded accordingly by having one of Legs' guys killed, and eventually in 1931, Legs himself was killed.
Legs Diamond was the only enemy of Dutch however. Vincent Coll, once an associate of Schultz, started a conflict with him. Many gangsters on both sides were killed, but Dutch came out on top when Coll was murdered in February of 1932. With competition at a minimal, Dutch began to expand his enterprises by adding gambling and operating slot machines. His empire seemed quite substantial even though it wasn't one of the five Italian mob families.
Dutch's associates didn't like this idea, however, and they hired some goons from the hit squad, "Murder, Inc." to get rid of him. On October 23, 1935, Dutch and three of his closest men were shot in the Palace Chophouse by two gunmen. Dutch survived the the initial assault, but died the next day of infection from rust-coated bullets.