David Dorn was trying to help a friend.
The retired St. Louis police captain was shot to death early Tuesday during a violent night of protests in which four active St. Louis police officers were also shot. Dorn, who also served as police chief in Moline Acres, was 77, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The shooting took place around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday as Dorn tried to protect Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry from looters, the Post-Dispatch reported. He was shot in the torso and died on the sidewalk in front of the shop.
He lay outside the store bleeding as his death was captured on Facebook Live.
A surveillance video showing men breaking into a pawn shop was released by police Friday in an effort to catch the person who fatally shot a retired police captain who was attempting to prevent looting there.
The video from store surveillance cameras shows at least seven men as they burst into Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry at 4123 Martin Luther King Drive. All of the looters have their faces covered in the video. Six were wearing masks and one had a white shirt covering his head and face.
At least two of the men had handguns and the video shows one of them pointing a gun toward the door.
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They're persons of interest in the murder of Ret. Capt. David Dorn.
Anyone with info should call our Homicide Div directly @ 314-444-5371, or if you want to remain anonymous & are interested in a reward (up to 45k) contact @STLRCS @ 866-371-TIPS(8477) pic.twitter.com/EaOxOvmHfs
— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) June 5, 2020
Police have made no arrests and released the video seeking the public’s help on the fourth day of the homicide investigation. A reward for information leading to an arrest has climbed to $45,000.