Police Officer Daryl Hall St. Louis Police Department Missouri EoW: Sunday, April 24, 2011

Photograph: Police Officer Daryl HallPatch image: St. Louis Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer Daryl Hall
St. Louis Police Department

End of Watch: Sunday, April 24, 2011

Biographical Info
Age: 34
Tour of Duty: 5 years
Badge Number: 544

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, April 24, 2011
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed

Police Officer Daryl Hall was shot and killed when he confronted two gunmen outside of a nightclub at approximately 2:45 am.
Officer Hall was at the nightclub when he heard gunshots outside. When he went outside to investigate he encountered at least one gunman. Shots were exchanged between Officer Hall and the gunman in which Officer Hall was struck three times. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds a short time later.
One of the gunmen was also killed during the shootings and the second gunman remains at large.
Officer Hall had served with the St. Louis Police Department for five years and was assigned to the Housing Authority Unit.

Agency Contact Information
St. Louis Police Department
1200 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: (314) 444-0100
Please contact the St. Louis Police Department for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.

ST. LOUIS • An off-duty city police officer was fatally shot early this morning as he attempted to stop a gun battle outside a downtown St. Louis nightclub, police said.

Daryl Hall, 34 years old and a five-year department veteran, was struck by bullets in the neck and arm about 2:30 a.m. today outside The Label at Fourth and Gratiot streets, just blocks from Busch Stadium, police said.

The incident began when two customers were escorted out of the club after an altercation, according to police.

Hall, who was inside as a patron, then heard gunshots and ran outside to investigate, police said. He spotted a man firing a handgun and pulled out his own weapon. Witnesses said Hall identified himself as a police officer and ordered the man to drop his weapon, but the man refused, according to police.

Gunfire erupted between Hall and the man, latter identified as Asif Blake of Hazelwood, with a nightclub security guard also opening fire, according to police.

Hall, assigned to the police housing authority unit, was pronounced dead at St. Louis University hospital.

Blake, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

The security guard, described by police as a 30-year-old male, was not injured. He was interviewed by homicide detectives and released.

Three guns were recovered from the scene.

Hall joined the St. Louis force in July 2006. He was a patrolman in the sixth district before joining the housing authority unit. He is survived by his mother, stepfather and a brother, according to the police department. Funeral services were being finalized.

A co-owner of The Label, Chris Little, issued a statement noting Hall was a regular visitor at the bar.

"This tragedy has deeply hurt us as well as shed new light on the extreme issues that our community is facing each day with ignorance and crime," Little said.


4 Responses to “Police Officer Daryl Hall St. Louis Police Department Missouri EoW: Sunday, April 24, 2011”

  1. 1 Ulysses Upshaw April 24, 2011 at 19:00

    Condolences to the family of PO Hall.

  2. 2 Kari April 25, 2011 at 07:43

    This young, aspiring, hard working, COURAGEOUS man, should be honored and praised as a hero for running TOWARD gunfire to try to save lives. Officer Hall risked his life every day to make our lives as citizens of STL better. I am neither a police officer nor a police officers wife, but in my eyes this man died a HERO. He should be honored and respected. May he rest in peace. God bless Officer Hall, his family and friends, and all of the STLFD and STLPD who put themselves at risk every day so that we can be safe. We lost one of the good guys today.

  3. 3 gwendolyn cogshell April 25, 2011 at 18:20

    This was one of the sweetest person i knew he will tryully be missed.

  4. 4 gwendolyn cogshell April 25, 2011 at 18:29

    This was one of the sweetest person i knew he will trully be missed. Id like to send my condolences to his family and his girlfriend. This lost has hurt me to the core of my soul. What a lost. He was trully one of St.louis Finest. W e must teach our young police officer that these thugs have no respect for themselves let alone the police ..they hate themselves and anything that looks like them. So they have to be more careful when approaching those lost souls.

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