Retired police captain shot to death at St. Louis pawn shop
St. Louis – A retired police captain in Saint Louis and the mayor were killed by thieves in a pawnshop in Saint Louis early Tuesday, and it appears that his death was broadcast on Facebook Live.
David Dore, 77, was shot in the trunk around 2:30 a.m. and died on the sidewalk outside the Lee Pawn & Jewelry store at 4123 Luther King Drive.
The police made no arrests and said they had no suspects. Authorities announced a $ 10,000 reward for the information that led to the arrest.
The murder took place north of downtown on a night of violence and devastation in St. Louis, as riots followed protests over the death of the George Floyd Memorial Day in Minneapolis. Dorn was in the pawnshop to protect him from looting.
The Moral Police Association, which represents black officers in St. Louis, called Dorn “the kind of brother who would have sacrificed his life to save them if necessary”.
He sat flowers and a doll in front of the store next to a handwritten banner saying, “You are killing a black man because” she killed a black man ??? rest in peace.”
Diane Davis knew Dorn and brought flowers on Tuesday. She said it was like a father to many.
Said, “He was a good man, he was a great man, and he’s a missing man.”
Dor’s wife, Anne-Marie Dorn, said that her husband was a friend of the pawnshop owner and worked for him. She said he would have appeared in the store when the burglar alarms sounded to check the building and make sure it was safe. She is a sergeant with the St. Louis Police Service.
David Dorn retired from the St. Louis Police Service in 2007 after 38 years of activity. He went from a patrol officer recruited in 1969 to a captain. He was the deputy commander of the Patrol Support Office, which oversees traffic and patrol, commercial vehicles and the tactical unit.
Upon retirement, Dorn became the police chief at Mullen Acres.
Tim Fitch, former St. Louis County police chief, reminded Dorn that he was “a true public servant.”
reported by ST.LOUIS NEWS