David Dorn Shooting: Man Arrested, Charged With Murder

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
June 8, 2020US News
David Dorn Shooting: Man Arrested, Charged With Murder
David Dorn, a 77-year-old retired St. Louis, Mo., police officer who served 38 years on the force was shot and killed by looters at a pawn shop early on June 2, 2020. (Scott Bandle, Suburban Journals/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the killing of David Dorn, a retired police captain.

Stephan Cannon, 24, was identified as the killer after an investigation, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner said.

Dorn, 77, was gunned down outside a pawn shop in one of Missouri’s largest cities on June 2 as a group of hooligans broke into and looted the store.

Detectives obtained surveillance footage showing Cannon on the scene, Gardner said.

NTD Photo
A screenshot from surveillange footage shows an alleged looter holding a gun around the time retired St. Louis Police Captain David Dorn, 77 was shot dead in St. Louis, Missouri on June 2, 2020. (Screenshot/St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department)

“Based upon the diligent work of the police department, collaboration with the Circuit Attorney’s Office, and the cooperation from the outraged community, we have issued charges for the tragic murder of” Dorn, she said in a statement.

Cannon was charged with robbery, burglary, armed criminal action, and felony possession of a firearm in addition to murder.

He’s being held without bond.

According to court documents obtained by a local Fox affiliate, a television stolen from the shop was recovered at Cannon’s house. It had a serial number that matched records from the pawn shop.

NTD Photo
Stephan Cannon in a mugshot. (St. Louis Police Department)

Video footage showed a Pontiac G6 pull up outside the shop and several people exit the vehicle before entering the store. Cannon and another man are seen running into the store; the other man passed several televisions to a third person, who placed them inside the vehicle.

The footage showed Cannon leaving the store and walking towards the vehicle before Dorn arrived. When the gunshots that killed Dorn were fired, Cannon was the only person standing at the corner.

NTD Photo
Jimmie Robinson in a mugshot. (St. Louis Police Department)

Cannon admitted to being inside the store on the night of the murder and cutting his hair to try to alter his appearance. He was aware that his photograph was being circulated by law enforcement officials.

St. Louis Police Department officials said a second man was arrested in the same case.

Jimmie Robinson was charged with first-degree burglary, armed criminal action, and stealing.

His bond was set at $30,000.

Police officers last week released surveillance footage showing seven black men entering the store beneath a security gate. At least two of them were armed. All seven were deemed persons of interest.

a memorial for David Dorn
Flowers and messages are left at a memorial for David Dorn, a 77-year-old retired police captain who was murdered during overnight rioting outside Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry, in St Louis, Mo., on June 2, 2020. (Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Dorn’s son had sent a message to his father’s killer, saying: “The person who pulled the trigger, my message to them would just simply be, just step back from what you’re doing. Know the real reason that you are protesting. Let’s do it in a positive manner.”

Dorn’s widow, St. Louis police Sgt. Ann Marie Dorn, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Dorn was a friend of the owner of the pawn shop.

Down often responded when the shop’s alarms went off.

Correction: A previous version of this article misidentified one of the suspects. The Epoch Times regrets the error.

From The Epoch Times 

ntd newsletter icon
Sign up for NTD Daily
What you need to know, summarized in one email.
Stay informed with accurate news you can trust.
By registering for the newsletter, you agree to the Privacy Policy.