Damario Moore: East St. Louis Homicide No. 19; Shot After Early Morning Argument at Crown Food Mart


Around 4 a.m. yesterday morning, Damario Moore pulled into Crown Food Mart on State Street in East St. Louis and parked his car at a gas pump. The 28-year-old Belleville native was walking into the convenience store when he exchanged words with a group of men standing outside the entrance. The men pulled out pistols and started shooting.

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Moore was hit once and rushed to Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that East St. Louis police had to call for backup at the hospital, "to address the crowd," of friends and relatives who had gathered to mourn Moore's death.