Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Detective Harold Rogers was shot and killed during a disturbance.
He was off duty playing in a band at the Wagon Wheel Night Club when a subject brandished a handgun and threatened the patrons. Detective Rogers pulled out his own weapon, gunfire was exchanged and he was shot once in the head.
Detective Rogers was transported to Union Hospital where he was dead on arrival.
The 39-year-old man, a six-time convicted felon, had recently been released from a federal prison and walked away from a halfway house in St. Louis, Missouri. He was later convicted of murder and sentenced to 90 years in prison, where he died in 2006.
Detective Rogers was survived by his three sons, daughter, grandchildren, father and two sisters.