Retired St. Louis City police captain murdered outside Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry

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ST. LOUIS – A man who was shot and killed outside a north St. Louis pawn shop Tuesday morning was identified as retired St. Louis City Police captain David Dorn, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Dorn, 77 was shot outside Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry shop on Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. near Sarah Avenue just before 2:30 a.m. Police say he had suffered a gunshot wound to his torso and was pronounced dead at the scene

Authorities tell Fox 2 that in addition to the murder the store was also looted.

Police Chief John Hayden says the department is wearing their mourning bands because Dorn died using the law enforcement training he learned with the department.

“One of the people murdered last night was a retired St. Louis City Captain,” the ESOP tweeted Tuesday morning. “He was murdered by looters at a pawnshop. He was the type of brother that would’ve given his life to save them if he had to.  Violence is not the answer, whether it’s a citizen or officer. RIP Captain!”

Anyone who might have seen or heard something or has information about the case is asked to call the StLouis Metropolitan Police Department at 314-444-5371.

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