Thursday, February 07, 2008

Gunman Opens fire At Kirkwood City Council Meeting

An armed man walked into a Kirkwood city council meeting Thursday night and shot several people, including the at least one police officer, the city’s mayor and several council members. At least one city council member is confirmed dead.

There were about 30 people in the council chambers at the time of the shooting. Witnesses were herded into offices while police secured the scene. Later they were taken to the police station to be interviewed.

The shooter was not a stranger to the council, where he was often a contentious presence. In May 2006, he was handcuffed and pulled from a meeting. He was charged with disorderly conduct and released. He often aimed his ire at the mayor and at Yost.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:30 AM

    As horific as this is, there are a lot of public meetings with nuts that could go off - look at the south county issues and those who head the fights there - could one of them do this too? It's quite possible with your Tom Diehl's and Peggy Green's out there, one of them could go off too!