UPDATE: St. Louis Police Make Arrest in David Dorn Murder

The murderer of retired St. Louis police captain David Dorn was identified as a 24-year-old man was charged, according to St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner.

Stephen Cannon was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, three counts of armed criminal action, as well as being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to CBS News Affiliate KMOV4. He is being held without bond.

Dorn was checking on an alarm sounded at his friend’s pawn shop when he was gunned down. As his life drained away, those last moments were broadcast on Facebook Live, though the graphic video has since been taken down.

On Friday afternoon, St. Louis Police tweeted pictures of seven persons of interest at the scene. Yesterday, an arrest was made.

According to charging documents, surveillance video shows a Pontiac G6 pulled up alongside the pawn shop and multiple people from the G6 entered the store. 

Surveillance video shows Cannon exiting the store and walking towards the Pontiac G6 just before Dorn arrives. Cannon is seen approaching the corner of the store with a gun in his hand as Dorn arrives. After Dorn is fatally shot, Cannon is seen approaching the door of the pawn shop. Surveillance confirms that Cannon was the only one standing at that corner, according to the charging documents.

Multiple plumes of smoke can be seen coming from the area where Cannon is standing, the documents attest — it would seem that his gun is the smoking gun. 

A stolen television set was also recovered from the residence where Cannon has been staying.

Cannon admitted to being at the pawn shop that night and to cutting his hair to alter his appearance after seeing surveillance video released by the police, according to police.

While Dorn’s alleged murderer was arrested, the rest of those arrested during the wave of violence have been released, without any charges filed.

“In a stunning development, our office has learned that every single one of the St. Louis looters and rioters arrested were released back onto the streets by local prosecutor Kim Gardner,” Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt tweeted.

David Dorn, a 77-year-old retired St. Louis police officer who served 38 years on the force was shot and killed by looters at a pawn shop early Tuesday, June 2, 2020. David Dorn was shot and left to die on the sidewalk in front of Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry, which had been ransacked.

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