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Retired St. Louis Police Captain Shot & Killed On Facebook Live: Report

Retired St. Louis Police Captain Shot & Killed On Facebook Live: Report

It was a violent night in St. Louis, which resulted in four police officers being shot, fifty-five businesses being burglarized or damaged, and one respected police chief being killed.

David Dorn, a 77-year-old retired police captain, was shot and killed by looters after they broke into a pawn shop in St. Louis. He was found dead on the sidewalk in front of Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry at approximately 2:30 AM on Tuesday morning. Thus far, no arrests have been made.

The shooting and looting was reportedly broadcast on Facebook Live as it happened but the video has been taken down. 


Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images — Construction is being done outside Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry where David Dorn, a 77-year-old retired police captain who was murdered during overnight rioting

Dorn was a friend of the pawn shop’s owner and he frequently went to go check the store when the alarm went off, says his wife St. Louis police Sgt. Ann Marie Dorn.

A longtime colleague has described Dorn as “a gregarious and outspoken leader who mentored youths and insisted on strict ethical conduct among his employees.”

Dorn served on the police force in St. Louis for thirty-eight years before retiring in 2008.

The Ethical Society of Police, which represents black officers in St. Louis, like Dorn, said that he was “the type of brother that would’ve given his life to save them if he had to.” 


Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images — Flowers and messages are left at a memorial for David Dorn, a 77-year-old retired police captain who was murdered during overnight rioting outside Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry

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