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1 Dead, 5 Wounded After Attempted Robbery in St. Louis Cop Bar

December 04, 2014  | 

A former police officer who shot a robber at a south St. Louis bar in 2008 did it again late Tuesday night in a gunfight that wounded him and four others, and killed a woman.

Two of the wounded were trying to rob Pooh’s Corner, police said. The other victims — including the former officer, 65 — were customers.

On Wednesday, Diana Lawrence, 63, of the 3400 block of Dunnica Avenue, who was shot in the back of her head, died after being removed from life support, authorities said.

Prosecutors charged Derreaun Davis, 20, and Corey R. Wade, 29, with 32 counts of first-degree assault, first-degree robbery, attempted robbery and armed criminal action. Charges were expected to be upgraded to murder. A judge ordered them held without bail, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Davis was in jail. Wade was in critical condition at a hospital.

The bar, which is in the city's Carondelet neighborhood, has been a popular hangout for off-duty and retired police for more than two decades and has twice before been targeted by robbers who were met with gunfire.


Comments (7)

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kevCopAz @ 12/4/2014 9:49 PM

This is why retired LEOs should have concealed carry, they still can do what needs to be done, great job!

Fed SA @ 12/5/2014 4:57 AM

What on earth is so great about this you silly fool?

John Wilson @ 12/5/2014 7:49 AM

Mohamed Fuxpigs, really is this your name? I do not believe you are a cop and I think you are what is called a sniper as In the book How to Deal with Obnoxious People".
Every law abiding citizen should have the right to carry a concealed weapon with a concealed carry permit. They would be investigated and they would be certified as not a criminal element or harmful to their fellow citizens. However, everyone just carrying concealed, "NO WAY." Cops do protect people with their presence in uniform which deters crime, while on active patrol which shows a police presence in that neighborhood, and by arresting the malcontents that are criminals in our society. Without the police, society would be a modern day western or a Gotham City, completely lawless and where might is right.

S.S. @ 12/5/2014 9:06 AM

It sux for the loss of life. Glad the suspects were captured. Hopefully they get what they deserve. I hope Missouri has the death penalty.

S.S. @ 12/5/2014 12:04 PM

Wah Wah wah still crying I see m.f. Do you have a job? I hope so. You got waaay too much time on your hands. Just forget about it. I don't think that any law enforcement agency will hire you. Im sure they told you that on your last background investigation. Law enforcement is not for you. Just suck it up and go tell your mommy and daddy (brother and sister), that nobobdy wants to play with you.

CaptMidnight @ 12/5/2014 12:25 PM

~Rob a cop bar and expect to get away with the proceeds???
What a dumbshits these two douche canoues are.
Two bad EMS int pull them out of there looking like Swiss cheese.
Maybe we can get MF to guard the backdoor for them.

Ima Leprechaun @ 12/6/2014 4:44 AM

The article never said the former Officer was a retired Officer. It only says he is a former Officer which is a rather ambiguous statement.

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