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100 local restaurants to raise money for scholarships after death of St. Louis hotel manager

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Knopfel was a St. Louis hotel manager who was fatally shot during an armed robbery at the Drury Inn at Hampton and I-44 on January 15. Knopfel was a St. Louis hotel manager who was fatally shot during an armed robbery at the Drury Inn at Hampton and I-44 on January 15.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Following the murder of 50-year-old, Scott Knopfel in January, 100 St. Louis area restaurants will be contributing a portion of their sales proceeds to raise scholarships for restaurant and hospitality employees in the area.

The event will be held on November 10.

Knopfel was a St. Louis hotel manager who was fatally shot during an armed robbery at the Drury Inn at Hampton and I-44 on January 15.

The idea behind the memorial was simple.

"To provide educational opportunities through a scholarship bearing his name seemed a fitting way to remember Scott's life," said Bart Saracino of Bartolino's Osteria, according to a press release.

His alleged shooter, Joseph Bowens, 43, was arrested by Poplar Bluff Police after a traffic stop.

Bowens had several prior convictions involving narcotics, second-degree robbery, tampering, probation and parole violations and was indicted in federal court as a felon in possession of a firearm in 2009.

In March, police were looking into a second suspect.

The Scott Knopfel Memorial Dine-out is a cooperative effort of the Missouri Restaurant Association and Enjoyalocal Restaurant.

To find a complete list of the participating restaurants visit Enjoyalocal’s website.

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