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ursued Griffin down Elm street, when the deceased turned and fired at Sergeant Keith. Keith then fired at him, but did not hit him. The deceased then ran towards Rocketts street, and down that street. We pursued him. The deceased afterwards stopped and snapped his pistol twice at Keith. Keith had taken a rifle from me, which he now fired at deceased, who fell at the crack of the rifle. The foregoing is the substance of all the evidence cheited. Upon this, the jury returned a verdict that the deceased "came to his death by a bullet fired from a rifle in the hands of D. A. Keith, on the afternoon of the 23d of September, 1861, in Rocketts, near the corner of Elm street." It was so clearly a case of justifiable homicide, that Alderman Sanxay did not think it necessary or proper to order Sergeant Keith to be taken into the custody of the police, and he was accordingly permitted to go at large upon his own recognizance to appear and answer the charge before the Mayor's court.