Fires set, businesses looted, and homicide as violent night rocks St. Louis City


ST. LOUIS – Many scenes around the city are both tragic and upsetting. The chaos in St. Louis followed continued protests Monday in St. Louis

A murder was discovered at Lees Pawn and Jewelry on Dr. Martin Luther King near Sarah in north St. Louis. Police got the call shortly after 2:30 a.m. When officers arrived on the scene they found a retired St. Louis City Police captain David Dorn shot and killed just outside the store. According to authorities, in addition to the murder, the store was also looted.

Then just a short time after a Family Dollar store located at Dr. Martin Luther King and North Spring near Cass went up in flames. St. Louis Fire Department spokesperson Captain Garon Mosby tells Fox 2 the fire was discovered around 3:15 a.m. as they were returning from another building fire at a market on North Grand. Gunshots could be heard in the area as firefighters were trying to put out the fire at the Family Dollar, Mosby said.

According to authorities are concerned that some of those involved in the unrest locally are coordinating the vandalism and destruction and are not a part of the peaceful protests that have been organized in our area.

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