There’s a lot of opportunity to make good humor of an armed robbery at a cop bar in St. Louis that was quickly thwarted by good guys with guns. Unfortunately, one of the trashy hoodlums put his gun to a 63-year-old woman’s head and shot her, killing her. That tragic fatality at the hands of the three pieces of human debris kind of takes all of the “happy endings” out of this one.
After the thugs shot the woman, reported to be a waitress in one report, a retired cop shot one of the thugs in the eye. Nice shot, by the way.
Additional shots were fired and in the end, six people in the bar were hit by gunfire, and at least two of the three thugs developed lead poisoning. Sadly, it wasn’t fatal for the thugs.
The retired cop who was first to shoot back was also present working as the bartender back in 2008, the last time the bar was robbed. He shot that robber down as well.
ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The woman shot in an attempted robbery at a south St. Louis bar has died, and two of the suspects accused in her shooting are now facing charges. The victim, a 63-year-old, has not yet been identified.
The two men charged in the case are Derreaun Davis, of Goodfellow Boulevard in St. Louis and Corey Wade, 29, of Davison St. in St. Louis. Both face several charges relating to the robbery and assault of the victims. No murder charges have been filed yet, because the victim passed away late in the day, but amended charges are expected against both men.
The two suspects and a third man who is still on the run, allegedly stormed into the Pooh’s Corner Bar on Virginia Ave. in south city late Tuesday night.
Police say they entered the bar wearing bandanas on their faces, in single file. Wade allegedly fired a shot into the air and announced a robbery. The bar’s owner says one of the men then pointed a gun at the 63-year-old woman’s head and pulled the trigger.
It was then that one of the bar’s customers, a 65-year-old former St. Louis police officer, pulled a gun of his own and started shooting. He hit Wade in the eye with a shot. Police say he ran for the door but collapsed. He was eventually taken to the hospital under the watch of police detectives.