The suspect faces many charges, including first-degree murder and first-degree robbery.
Authorities announced they have arrested and charged Stephan Cannon, 24, for the murder of retired St. Louis police captain David Dorn.
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner said Cannon faces charges of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, felon in possession of a firearm, and three counts of armed criminal action.
Dorn died after Cannon allegedly shot him while looting Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry on June 2. Riots broke out in St. Louis and around the nation in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota.
Dorn was friends with the owner and checked in when the alarms went off, even in his retirement.
Dorn’s wife St. Louise police Sgt. Ann Marie Dorn still works for the department.
Everyone had words of praise for Dorn. Cannon sounds like the kind of person Dorn would have reached out to and helped get on the right track:
Former St. Louis County police Chief Tim Fitch knew Dorn for 30 years and said they became close friends when Dorn and his wife were leading the St. Louis police department’s Explorers program for young people interested in law enforcement careers, while Fitch was leading the county’s program.
“He was very dedicated to youth, especially disadvantaged youth,” said Fitch, who led the St. Louis County Police Department from 2009 to 2014. “He wanted to see them succeed. He wanted to be a role model for those young men and women to go into law enforcement.”
Dorn’s personality was “bigger than life,” Fitch said. “He was a fun guy, a happy guy. You never had to wonder what he was thinking when somebody did something incredibly stupid like a crime because he would just say it as he saw it.”
When he took over as chief in Moline Acres, Dorn made it clear that his officers would be held to the strictest of standards, Fitch said.
“He wanted them to do the right thing all the time,” Fitch said.
Rest in peace, Dorn. Thank you for your service.DONATE
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