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Retired St. Louis police captain was shot and killed by looters, police say

Posted at 8:14 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 08:14:22-04

A retired St. Louis police captain killed by people who broke into a pawn shop after protests turned violent is remembered as gregarious and outspoken leader who mentored youths and insisted on strict ethical conduct among his employees.

Seventy-seven-year-old David Dorn was found dead on the sidewalk in front of Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The shooting came on a violent night in St. Louis, during which four officers were shot, officers were pelted with rocks, and 55 businesses were burglarized or damaged, including a convenience store that burned.

Also, police shot and gravely injured a burglary suspect who they say shot at at officers.