The ongoing protests in the United States after the death of George Floyd an African-American man, have led to the death of innocent individuals like David Dorn. David Dorn was shot and killed by looters at a pawnshop in an incident that was captured on Facebook Live. David Dorn was a retired police captain, and was shot in the chest at around 2:30 a.m and died outside the shop, Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry, at 4123 Martin Luther King Drive, St. Louis.
David Dorn Biography
David Dorn was a retired police officer who was with the St. Louis Police Department for 38 years.
David Dorn Age
At the time of his death, David Dorn was 77 years of age.
David Dorn Career
David Dorn was worked with the St. Louis Police Department for 38 years. He started as a rookie patrol officer before rising up the ranks and becoming a captain. Dorn also served as the deputy commander of the Bureau of Patrol Support, overseeing patrols, the tactical unit, and commercial vehicles. After his retirement in October 2007, Dorn became the police chief in Moline Acres.
David Dorn Family
David Dorn was married to Ann Marie Dorn a sergeant with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. She told St. Louis post-Dispatch that he was friends with the owner of the pawnshop. She said he worked with him and would go check on the property when the burglar alarms went off to make sure everything was fine. The outlet said, “She was too distraught to talk more about her husband.”
David Dorn Death
During a night of violent protests and looting in St. Louis, David Dorn was fatally shot and killed by looters at a pawn shop in an incident that was captured on Facebook Live although it has since been removed. The person taking the video was in a car, the car pulls up to the sidewalk by the pawnshop after the shooting’s taken place. The person gets out of the vehicle and walks up to the victim, saying, “Stay with me, stay with me.” He then says, “all for some TV,s man? For real? It’s somebody’s granddaddy.”
The Ethical Society of Police that posted about Dorn’s death, told the Post-Dispatch they were aware of the video. State Representative Rasheen Aldridge said he saw the broadcast and was horrified by it. He wrote on Facebook, “I just seen a man die on Live man! smh.” He also told the outlet he was “Very traumatized right now.” Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone told the Post-Dispatch they were trying to get more information about the video.
David Dorn Tributes
After his death, the Ethical Society of Police Wrote on facebook: “one of the people murdered last night was a retired St. Louis City Captain. He was murdered by looters at a pawnshop. He was the type of brother that would’ve given his life to save them if he had to. Violence is not the answer, whether it’s a citizen or officer. RIP Captain!”
One of the people murdered last night during the rioting after nonviolent protesters left was a retired St. Louis City…
Former St. Louis Police chief Tim Fitch said on Twitter that Dorn was “A true public servant. Protecting & Serving all the way to the end. None of us when knew you are surprised you went out fighting at Lee’s Pawn this morning. God speed my friend.”
A true public servant. Protecting & serving all the way to the end. None of us who knew you are surprised you went out fighting at Lee's Pawn this morning. God speed my friend. #DavidDorn pic.twitter.com/i9X7q9hKIc
— Tim Fitch (@ChiefTimFitch) June 2, 2020
The United States of America President also tweeted about Dorn Tuesday night saying in part: “Our highest respect to the family of David Dorn..”
Our highest respect to the family of David Dorn, a Great Police Captain from St. Louis, who was viciously shot and killed by despicable looters last night. We honor our police officers, perhaps more than ever before. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/0ouUpoJEQ4
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2020
Crimestoppers on Tuesday night announced a $10000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Dorn’s killer. That amount increased to $40000 by Wednesday after contributions from other organizations and individuals.