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Kirkwood man seeks halt to construction of shooting memorial

By AP/St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis – A judge will decide whether construction may move forward on a memorial to honor the victims of the Kirkwood City Hall shooting.

The memorial is nearing completion, but resident Michael Moore claims in a lawsuit that the use of public money for the project is illegal.

Moore wants a halt to construction until his suit is heard.

The shooting happened in February 2008 when disgruntled resident Cookie Thornton killed two police officers and four city officials during a meeting at City Hall.

A police officer ended the rampage when he shot and killed Thornton.