The Murder of Pete Shoup by Allan May

  Dates & times
  • Tue, 10/03/2023 - 6:30pm
  Category History
  Age Groups Adults
  Location Main Library, Auditorium
  Registration & more information


Eldon "Pete" Shoup was a local golf legend in Alliance. Married with one child and a second onthe way, he was murdered at the age of 25 while trying to save his father from being killed during a burglary gone horribly awry.

Six weeks later, Shoup's killer was  gunned down on a lonely road in Madison Township. He crawled out of a shallow grave his would be killers dug for him on the grounds of an old foundry. After staggering to a filling station, he called sheriffs' deputies, who transported him to Lake County Memorial Hospital. There he recovered and plotted his revenge.

A complicated story, ripped from the 1957 headlines, author Allan R. May will discuss the case when he appears at Rodman Public Library on Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Registration is required to attend the program.