Ippolito Greco

by Jon Black


Born: 1878

Nationality: Sicilian Corleone

Died: October 7th, 1915

Where: E108th St

Cause: Shot

Killer: Unknown gunmen

Ippolito Greco of 230 E107th, the owner of the ‘Murder Stable‘ was killed on October 7th, 1915.

Greco, a saloon keeper with Angelo Gagliano at 227 E107th, had been involved in the killing of Barnet Baff. He received a message at the stables one night to meet some friends at a saloon on E108th Street. As Greco left the stable with four men, including his brother Vincenzo, he was shot and killed.

The four men were arrested as witnesses, Giovanni Viserti, Nicola Vitrano, Francisco Ingemato and Vincenzo Greco. The men told conflicting stories, and Vincenzo Greco claimed to have fired his gun into the air to scare the killers, four chambers of his gun were found to be discharged. He was held on $300 bail as a material witness to the coroner.

Gagliano Greco saloon