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Reports: Man Intentionally Run Over Outside Social House of Soulard

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Owners of the Social House faced heat last year for violence associated with their Lure nightclub on Washington Avenue.
Updated at 1:45 p.m. with victim's name and additional details.

Mugshot of suspect Emmanuel Sanchez.

St. Louis police were already on the way to a report of a fight outside the Social House of Soulard on South 7th Street around 2:45 this morning when all hell broke loose.

According to reports, some two dozen people were standing on the the street and an adjacent parking lot outside the club when a green Mercury minivan came out of nowhere and hit a man as he left the Social House. The man reportedly flipped onto the hood, and then fell off the vehicle when the driver slammed on the brakes. Witnesses at the scene say the driver then ran over the man, dragging him along the pavement. The victim, 40-year-old Gary Patch of Columbia, Illinois, was later reported dead.

Police found the minivan a short distance away and the driver has reportedly been arrested as a "person of interest" described as a 27-year-old Hispanic male.

Last night Social House of Soulard was hosting a party titled "Mardi Gras in September." That bar is owned by members of the Trupiano family, who came under attack last year when city officials blamed their Washington Avenue nightclub, Lure, for violence occurring downtown. Lure was later stripped of its liquor license. The Missouri Secretary of State's office lists Aprille Trupiano as a 70 percent owner of Soulard Social House and Joshua Samples as a 30 percent owner.

More information as it develops.


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9 comments
Jen
Jen

Funny no one mentions that:1) Witnesses (patrons of Social House) stated to police that the people involved were NOT seen inside Social House 2) The incident happened in a parking lot near Jimmy John's and DB's bar

Seems like the media is always looking for an easy scapegoat in the Trupiano family.

Robinsonashley08
Robinsonashley08

Go figure it would happen on college night 18 and up. This is one of the places I like to go on Saturday if I'm lucky enough to get the night out.  I actually have never seen a fight break out there, but I also don't go through the week. These clubs and bars need to do themselves a favor and keep there places 21 and up. I'm sure the money is nice, but it looks bad on them and they turn into a big target.

Jason Lite
Jason Lite

Violent incidents outside of a Trupiano establishment?  You're kidding me...

Jen
Jen

Riverfront Times - and all other media - should do more investigating instead of assuming.  Irresponsible reporting at its best...

KITTY
KITTY

What do you suspect since the whoe Trupiano family are mobsters from way back. Owing a bar or night club is one of the easiest ways for them to peddle their drugs! Lure was the biggest drug den in St. Louis before the city shut it down.

SeanR
SeanR

Kitty - where's your proof on that subject of the mobsters and drugs? So easy to talk s^*t with nothing to back it up.  Tsk Tsk Tsk...

Luringyouin
Luringyouin

KITTY, they aren't shut down... but rather "Club Amnesia"  but I guess people seem to "forget" that.  Maybe the RFT should do some investigation into Kraiberg (the liquor commissioner) since the Post-Dispatch fired all of their "reporters"

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