CBS, June 3, 2020
A retired St. Louis police captain who became a small-town police chief was killed by people who broke into a pawn shop afterturned violent, authorities said. David Dorn, 77, was found dead on the sidewalk in front of Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.
No arrests have been made.
The shooting and theft apparently was posted on Facebook Live, but the video has since been taken down. It came on a violent night in St. Louis,, officers were pelted with rocks and fireworks, and 55 businesses were burglarized or damaged, including a convenience store that burned. Police also shot and gravely injured a burglary suspect who they say shot at officers.
Dorn, who was black, was a friend of the pawn shop’s owner and frequently checked on the business when alarms went off, his wife, St. Louis police Sgt. Ann Marie Dorn, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
CBS affiliate KMOV-TV reports that Dorn’s wife, Ann, is a sergeant with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.
CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information leading to an arrest.