Doorman shot and killed during restaurant’s grand opening

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St. Louis County police are investigating a homicide involving the shooting death of a restaurant doorman.

According to FOX2 in St. Louis, the restaurant, called Knockouts Bar and Grill, was celebrating its grand opening weekend when, on Saturday night, a patron left to smoke a cigarette. When the suspect tried to return, the guard at the door would not let him back in.

When the patron persisted, the doorman wrestled him to the ground. According to the station, the suspect could be heard threatening the guard before he left.

The suspect returned a little while later, and as another patron left the restaurant he went through the exit door and shot the doorman multiple times.

According to FOX2, the guard, 30-year-old Herbert Burnett, was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died.

FOX2 also reported the restaurant was hosting a live watch party at the time for a championship boxing match, and among those in attendance was Michael Brown, Sr., the father of Michael Brown, Jr., the teenager shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer back in August.



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