Wilson W. Levan Says He Tried to Kill Himself
CARNIVAL IAN FATALLY SHOT, WIFE ACCUSED Husband Tells Police on Deathbed He Attempted Attempted Suicide Mrs. Marie LeVan, 36, carnival concession operator, was in county jatoday for the fatal shooting of heiusband early yesterday although although LeVan, 37, maintained on his deathbed he shot himself. Police at first believed the shooting,- shooting,- shooting,- which occurred in a tourist camp at 3038 S. W. Eighth st, was suicide but Detectives Ed Chambers and W. C. Crawford were unsatisfied unsatisfied with the stories told by LeVan and his wife. Under further questioning by John B. Rowland, state attorney's investigator, police said Mrs. LeVan LeVan admitted shooting her husband after an altercation said to have arisen because she was making more money than he in their car nival business. Mrs. LeVan was quoted as saying she fired merely to frighten LeVan. Confronted with his wife's pur ported statement, LeVan, although dying, still insisted he shot himself. Police said he had been drinking. LeVan and his wife operated concessions concessions at a street fair at N. W. Eighth ave. and 23rd st. An inquest will be held Wednes day at 10 a. m. before Peace Justice Thomas S. Ferguson. Funeral arrangements were pend ing today at Gautier Funeral home Mrs. Thomas Ingham, Philadelphia, aunt of the victim, is expected to arrive tonight. LeVan leaves, beside beside the widow, a son, William, and a brother, Wayne, both of Allen- Allen- town, Pa.