A retired police captain has been shot and killed by looters after he tried to protect a shop in St. Louis, according to St.Louis Public Radio.
The incident happened on Tuesday 2nd June at ‘Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry’ on Martin Luther King Drive in north St. Louis.
St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden confirmed the tragic news during a press conference on Tuesday evening (2nd June).
David Dorn served for 38 years with the Metropolitan Police Department and retired in 2007 as a Captain. Dorn later served as the police chief of Moline Acres in north St. Louis County.
At around 02:30 hours, St. Louis Police despatch received a call that a male had been shot and that he was lying injured on the floor.
When officers arrived, they found 77-year-old Dorn laying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The shooting was captured on social media during a ‘LiveStream’ broadcast that was being filmed by onlookers.
State Rep. Rasheen Aldridge, D-St. Louis, told St. Louis on the Air he witnessed the shooting on Facebook Live.
“Things escalated at the Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry shop, where the man was killed, and to see his body, I mean, on Facebook, it was almost like — you know that’s how we’ve seen George Floyd’s body, and you know that’s not the change that we are pushing for,” he said.
Before his death, Dorn had acted as a liaison between St. Louis Police and local businesses.
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