The stabbing, coupled with a fatal shooting a day later, left St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson defensive about his department’s ability to prevent such crimes.
St. Louis entertainment district wants people to feel safe to eat and drink there on holiday weekend and beyond.
Chief Sam Dotson said Monday that with all of the basketball fans in town over the weekend he has been beefing up patrols.
Deputy chief says acts were not random, but there may be something police and bar owners can learn from the incidents.
St. Louis police say Sorento, Ill. man killed on Laclede’s Landing Blvd, early Sunday.
St. Louis police chief reacts on Twitter, advising against drinking and gun-carrying.
The name of the 24-year-old suspect has not been released.
The victim was a 33-year-old man but few other details are known. His body was found around 11:30 last night at 2nd Street and Washington Avenue.
The Belle of the Night operated as the Belle Angeline on Laclede’s Landing in the 1970s and `80s, but now appears at the end of its rope.
Police say the cutting happened just before 3 a.m. Saturday outside Heartbreakers.