John J. Doyle Is Killed in Shootout


     On October 31, 1921, the rival Hogan Gang killed Egan’s Rats leader William T. Egan in front of Egan’s tavern in Downtown St. Louis, Missouri.  Egan’s Lieutenant William “Dinty” Colbeck swore revenge on the killers.  On December 30, 1921, Colbeck made his first attempt to kill the assassins.  Colbeck had a vehicle carrying alleged assassins Luke Kennedy and

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