Arrests have been made in the murder of a retired police captain who was shot to death outside a pawnshop following peaceful protests in St. Louis, Missouri.
Two suspects have been arrested and charged in the murder of retired St. Louis police Captain David Dorn. 24-year-old Steven Cannon (pictured below left) has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, three counts of third-degree criminal action and one count of a felon in possession of a firearm.
St. Louis Metropolitan PD
Dorn was found on the sidewalk outside Lee's Pawn and Jewelry on June 2. The 77-year-old had a gunshot wound to his upper torso.
As he lay dying, someone recorded a 13-minute video of the tragic scene and posted it on Facebook. A young man comforted Dorn as the looters stroll in and out of the pawnshop.
"Oh cuz, come on, OG ... Come on, OG. Oh my God, cuz," says the younger man. "For a TV? They killed this old man for some TVs? ... c'mon, man, that's somebody's granddaddy."
Dorn retired in 2014 after working more than 40 years in law enforcement. His wife still works at the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.
Cannon told police he was in the pawnshop that night and he cut his hair to change his appearance after his photo was distributed by news media. A television taken from the pawnshop was found inside his residence. He is being held in jail without bail.
27-year-old Jimmie Robinson was also arrested and charged in the case. Robinson was charged with one count of first-degree burglary, one count of armed criminal action and one count of stealing from the pawnshop. He is being held on $30,000 cash bail.
Last week, St. Louis police released surveillance video that shows 7 looters breaking and entering the pawnshop around the time Dorn was killed. At least 2 of the men were armed with handguns. All 7 suspects are Black males wearing face masks or a face covering.
Dorn was responding to an alarm at his friend's pawnshop after 1 a.m. when he was killed. Cannon is seen on surveillance video in the area where Dorn was shot. Multiple plumes of smoke are seen where Cannon was standing before he entered the pawnshop.
A $45,000 reward is being offered for information leading to more arrests in the case.
As friends and family prepare to bury Dorn this week, many wonder why his death hasn't received the same news coverage as George Floyd, the 46-year-old Black man who was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer on May 25.
"Is anyone taking a knee for David Dorn?" writes Twincities.com. "Dorn was African American. He was unjustly killed. His life mattered too, didn't it?"