Barrington, Illinois: Baby Face Nelson's Last Gunfight

Public Enemy No. 1 Baby Face Nelson died after a gun battle on this spot on November 27, 1934. He was shot 17 times, but managed to kill the two FBI agents who shot him.
Address:
Lions Drive, Barrington, IL
Directions:
Northwest of downtown. From US Hwy 14/W. Northwest Hwy, turn south just west of the McDonald's onto Lions Drive. Drive to the stop sign and turn left. After you turn left, you'll see a flagpole on the right; the plaque is next to it, bolted to a rock.
Admission:
Free
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Battle of Barrington Plaque.

Battle of Barrington Plaque

A bloody shootout between the FBI and gangster Baby Face Nelson took place at this now-serene location. According to a plaque on a rock, two FBI agents tried to arrest Public Enemy #1 Baby Face Nelson on November 27, 1934. The gun battle followed on this spot, ending with the deaths of all three men.

[Emily R., 09/24/2016]

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