St. Louis: Retired police captain shot dead in looting incident; video streamed on Facebook

St. Louis: Retired police captain shot dead in looting incident; video streamed on Facebook
(Retired) Police Captain David Dorn. R.I.P. SLMPD photo via NBC 4 St. Louis

[Ed. – One person watching on Facebook said no one went to aid Captain Dorn as he lay dying outside the pawn shop.  That’s awful; we can’t tell now if it was out of fear of the looters.  No arrests have been made.]

A retired police captain was fatally shot by looters in St. Louis on Tuesday — in a chilling incident apparently aired on Facebook Live.

David Dorn, a 77-year-old former cop who had spent half his life on the Missouri force, was shot dead on the sidewalk in front of a pawnshop early Tuesday amid violent protests after the Minnesota police-brutality killing of George Floyd — and several people, including a state pol, said they watched Dorn’s murder unfold in a clip on the social media platform, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said.

“I just seen a man die on live man! Smh,” state Rep. Rasheen Aldridge wrote on Facebook.

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The video has since been taken down, and Facebook told the Post-Dispatch that it was trying to gather information about the incident.

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