The confusion over the actual hitmen that murdered O’Banion in his flower shop can be traced back to the actual eyewitness to the killing – O’Banion’s personal porter William Crutchfield. In order to stay alive, Crutchfield’s description of the killers given to police and reporters was quite different than the description he gave the North Side Gang. The Northsiders then kept Crutchfield hidden while they plotted their revenge. Some mob historians look to Angelo Genna and Salvatore Ammatuna as the actual killers in the flower shop. There is some merit to this version given that Genna and Ammatuna were hunted and gunned down in retaliation by the Northsiders the next year following the O’Banion murder. Ammatuna was shot exactly on the one-year anniversary of Dean O’Banion death.
Final Resting Place:
Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery
1400 S. Wolf Road
Hillside, Illinois, 60162
Grave Location:Section L, Block 1, Lot S 7
Grave Location Description
Across from Section R on the road in the center of the cemetery.