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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Big Bloody: Maggie O'Brien's Bartender Killed in Violent Night That Leaves Three Dead

Posted By on Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 10:00 AM

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department reports this morning that three people died from gunshot wounds in the city last night. Two of the deaths -- involving the murder of a downtown St. Louis bartender -- may be related.

Police say that around 11:45 p.m. last night a white male bartender in his early 30s was shot during a robbery attempt at Maggie O'Brien's, at 20th & Market streets (just a block up the street from the scene of a grisly, triple homicide last month.)

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The victim was taken to a hospital where he died around 2:30 a.m. The suspect description is vague -- two black males wearing white shirts. No suspects are in custody, but police believe there may be a tie to that killing and another death moments later.

Just a few minutes after the shooting and attempted robbery at Maggie O'Brien's, a black male showed up at an area hospital with a bullet wound to the chest. He was rushed into surgery but died around 2:30 a.m. The gunshot victim had been dropped off at the hospital by another black male who immediately fled the hospital after telling hospital personnel that his friend was shot. That man has not been located and his identity as well as the identity of the male who died are so far unknown.

The police are investigating the possibility that these two black males, (one of whom again, is now deceased), are the suspects in the shooting at Maggie O'Brien's, but that remains to be determined.

The third homicide of the night occurred in the 5500 block of Labadie Avenue near the intersection of Belt Avenue in north St. Louis.

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Police report that a black male in his early 30s was found shot to death in a vehicle at around 9:30 p.m. There were no witnesses located and there is no suspect description. No one is in custody.

The police plan on releasing additional information on the homicides later today. Back at you then with additional details.

Note: This story updated here


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