David Dorn Wiki – David Dorn Bio
David Dorn is a retired police captain who was shot dead by looters outside a pawn shop in north St. Louis Tuesday morning amid violent protests following the murder of George Floyd over the police brutality of Minnesota. The chilling incident apparently aired on Facebook Live.
David Dorn served 38 years in the St. Louis Police Force before retiring in October 2007, then became chief of Moline Acres, a small town north of St. Louis.
David Dorn Age
David Dorn was 77 years old.
David Dorn Family
Dorn has a wife named Ann who said her husband was a friend of the pawnshop owner and would check the property, even when the burglar alarm went off.
David Dorn Shot on Facebook Live Video
David Dorn was shot dead on the sidewalk outside a pawn shop Tuesday amid violent protests following the murder of George Floyd. Many people, including a state police, said they saw the Dorn murder unfold in a clip on the social media platform. A Facebook user suggested that when Dorn was dying, no one was helping him, instead everyone was recording his death.
The video was removed, and Facebook told the Post-Dispatch that it was trying to gather information about the incident. No arrests have been made for the murder, and authorities said the store was also looted. The Police Ethical Society, which represents black officers in St. Louis, said in a press release that Dorn was “the type of brother who would have given his life to save them if he had to.”
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.
— Ethical Society of Police – ESOP (@ESOP_STL) June 2, 2020
David Dorn Killed
A retired St. Louis City police captain was shot dead outside a ransacked North City pawn shop overnight. Around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, police found David Dorn, 77, shot to death outside of Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry in the 4100 blocks of Martin Luther King Dr. According to the St. Louis Police Ethics Society, Dorn was a retired captain of the city of St. Louis.
The investigation into Dorn’s death is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to call police or CrimeStoppers.
George Floyd Protest
Hundreds of protesters have been on the streets of Atlanta, Georgia, protesting the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis officer knelt on his neck for eight minutes. Protesters began to gather on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 27, near the precinct station in the southern part of the city where Floyd died two days earlier.
Dorn’s wife, Ann Marie Dorn, said her husband was a friend of the pawn shop’s owner and worked for him. He would show up at the shop when burglar alarms sounded to check on the shop, she said. She was too distraught to talk more about her husband.
Chief Hayden said officers will wear their mourning badges in response to Dorn’s death. : Lee’s Pawn was one of many looted companies along Martin Luther King Drive. Fine Design’s hairdresser next door was also looted. “It makes me feel really bad because it could have been more. That could have happened to me,” said owner Vida Johnson. Johnson’s classroom was smashed. The televisions were removed from the walls and looters even trashed the vending machine.
“I just hope that it stops and that we come together, you know, and that this can end because it’s just, it’s terrible, it’s destructive to everybody,” Johnson said.
She said she didn’t know Dorn personally, but said so many innocent people are being targeted for things they’re not involved in.
“They’re messing with small business owners and all we doing is trying to make a living every day,” Johnson said.
According to a previous report by the St. Louis Post Dispatch, in 2008 Dorn was hired as the police chief of Moline Acres after spending 38 years with the St. Louis Police Department.