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St. Louis homicide detectives have arrested one man in connection with the fatal shooting of beloved retired police captain David Dorn and another on other charges related to the incident.
After a night of rioting in the city, Dorn, 77, was killed about 2:30 a.m. on June 2 while providing security at a pawn shop.
Responding cops found Dorn laying on the sidewalk outside the looted store with a gunshot in his torso.
According to Fox2 Now in St. Louis, “The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office charged Stephan Cannon, 24, with first-degree murder, robbery, burglary, armed criminal action, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. A witness has identified Cannon as in surveillance images from Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry and other stores in the area. St. Louis police also say Jimmie Robinson, 27, has been arrested in the case. He is charged with burglary, armed criminal action, stealing and unlawful possession of a firearm.”
Stand for the flag. Remember David Dorn.
(Check out his shirt.) pic.twitter.com/Z9LjfOXKUc
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 8, 2020
Fox2 added that court documents indicate that “Cannon acknowledged he was inside the store the night of the murder and that he cut his hair to change his appearance. He also told police that he saw his photograph being distributed.” Cops allegedly found a TV from the pawn shop at the location where Cannon was arrested.
He is being held without bond. Robinson is subject to a $30,000 bond.
Dorn retired from the St. Louis police in 2007 after 38 years of service. Dorn was friends with the owner of the pawn shop and “would show up at the shop when burglar alarms sounded to check on the building and make sure it was secure,” the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. In 2008, he was named police chief of nearby Moline Acres, Mo.
Dorn’s wife is a sergeant on the St. Louis PD.
Officials throughout the law enforcement community praised Dorn as a role model for his lifetime commitment to principled policing and, among other things, his dedication to helping disadvantaged youth.
Prior to the arrests, the department released a surveillance video depicting seven individuals of interest in the case.
RECOGNIZE THESE SUBJECTS?
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
In a statement, the Ethical Society of Police, an organization that represents black officers in St. Louis, recalled that “Dorn] was murdered by looters at a pawn shop. 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.”
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
Dorn’s family will hold a private funeral for the captain on Wednesday preceded by a Tuesday public visitation.
President Trump also paid tribute to David Dorn’s memory shortly after the fatal shooting occurred.
Our highest respect to the family of David Dorn, a Great Police Captain from St. Louis, who was viciously shot and killed by despicable looters last night. We honor our police officers, perhaps more than ever before. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/0ouUpoJEQ4
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2020
Robert Jonathan is a staff writer for BizPac Review. He is a longtime writer/editor for news aggregation websites and has also developed content in the legal and financial publishing sectors as well as for online education. He earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law, “a law school the basketball teams can be proud of.”
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