LOUIS—A retired St. Louis police captain was shot to death by looters at a pawn shop on early Tuesday. A video of his death was apparently broadcast on Facebook Live.
77-year-old David Dorn was shot in the torso around 2:30 am and died on a sidewalk in front of the shop. The shop, Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry, is located at 4123 Martin Luther King Drive.
No arrests have been made by the police and no suspects have been found at this time. A $46,000 reward has been offered for any information that leads to an arrest.
Dorn’s death happened during a night of violence and destruction in St. Louis. It followed rioting that resulted from protests over the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Dorn was stationed at the pawnshop at that time to help protect it from being looted.
Dorn was described as “the type of brother that would’ve given his life to save them if he had to,” said the Ethical Society of Police, who represents black officers in St. Louis.