Comments on:

Crime History: Gunmen assassinate 'King of Chinatown'

Back to the article » |
On this day, Jan. 23, in 1897, the "King of Chinatown" was assassinated in a San Francisco barbershop. Fung Jing Toy, or "Little Pete," as he became known, had started a shoe business as a teenager before getting involved with gangs and rising to the top of the Wild West's underworld. He led a secret society, known as a "tong," and was rumored to have at least killed 50 men. Little Pete became...

To learn more about commenting on and our community guidelines, please see our comments FAQ.