Darrell Leach: St. Louis Homicide No. 101; Shot Dead Outside His Home


A man who told police he was shot by persons looking for drugs just after midnight yesterday has died from his wounds.

Darrell L. Leach was outside his home in the 1300 block of Montclair around 12:20 a.m. October 20 when he was shot in the hip. Police say that Leach, 25, told them that men in a gray Pontiac Grand Am stopped to ask him where they could purchase drugs. When Leach told them that he didn't know, one of the men shot him.

An investigation is ongoing.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.