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Bouncer mistakes St. Louis police officer for criminal in fatal shooting

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis police officer who was killed in April outside a nightclub had been mistaken as a criminal by the bouncer who shot him.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch cited records Thursday that were obtained from police and the city's liquor commission. In an email to the liquor commissionser, the club's owners said the bouncer -- who was an off-duty military officer -- did not realize that Daryl Hall was an off-duty police officer when he fatally shot him.

Police said Hall had rushed outside the club after hearing shots fired and had then fired his own weapon after a man refused to drop his gun. That gunman, Asif Blake, also was killed. He had served in Iraq with the Missouri National Guard.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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