The tragic murder of 77-year-old retired police officer David Dorn was a turning point in the public’s view of the riots over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Dorn’s final moments were recorded on a Facebook live, sparking many to question the legitimacy of the riots, which had hitherto been considered about protecting black lives.
Now, according to St. Louis police, a series of arrests have been made based off of footage from inside the pawn shot that Dorn was murdered for protecting. One of the arrests was Stephan Cannon, 24.
Relative to the investigation into the murder of Ret. Capt. David Dorn, officers arrested Stephan Cannon & the @stlcao issued one count of Murder 1st, one count of Burglary 1st, one count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm & two counts of Armed Criminal Action. Bond not allowed. pic.twitter.com/WzkXCa55fW
— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) June 7, 2020
The full statement from the Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner’s office reads as such:
Immediately after the looting that occurred at Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry on June 2, 2020 that resulted in the murder of former SLMPD Captain David Dorn, the SLMPD began an extensive homicide investigation.
The investigation recovered surveillance footage from the business where the incident occurred and other surrounding businesses in the area.
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 former Captain David Dorn.
Mr. Stephan Cannon, age 24, has been charged with Murder 1st, Robbery 1st, Burglary 1st, 3 counts of Armed Criminal Action, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
No bond allowed.
The surveillance footage caught from inside the shop showed multiple black men entering from a smashed glass doorway with a grate that had been raised high enough for the men to crawl into. One of the men in the video can clearly be seen carrying a gun.
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