Posted on June 8, 2020

Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Retired St. Louis Police Captain David Dorn

Tamar Lapin, New York Post, June 7, 2020

A 24-year-old St. Louis man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a retired police captain during a night of looting in the city last week, local prosecutors said Sunday.

Stephan Cannon was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 77-year-old David Dorn, who was gunned down early Tuesday in front of a pawn shop he was trying to protect from looters, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said.


Cannon was being held without bail. He also faces several other charges including robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Dorn, a former cop who had spent half his life on the Missouri force, was killed on a violent night for St. Louis where four officers were shot and more than 55 businesses were burglarized or damaged.


Stephan Cannon