UPDATE: a Fundly account is set up for the memorial of Dorn just after the news broke out. It has already reached $65,000 with 59 dats remaining in the fundraiser.


David Dorn, a 77-year-old retired police chief in St. Louis was reported to be shot and killed overnight Tuesday morning outside of a looted Illinois pawn shop as he was ‘exercising law enforcement training.’


KMOV 4 St. Louis said that police found the body of Dorn outside of Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry Store in North City, Illinois (a village outside of St. Louis).

The incident was caught on video via Facebook Live, but it was taken down by Facebook afterwards.

However, there is a video posted on Twitter of Dorn’s body lying on the ground after being shot. (GRAPHIC WARNING)

“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,” Ethical Society of Police of St. Louis explained in the article.

Though her husband retired in 2007 after 38 years of service, David’s wife, Ann-Marie Dorn, also works with the St. Louis Police Department, and said that he was also friends with the owner of the pawn shop that was looted.

Police said that there were no arrests made and no suspects connected to the killing yet at this time.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for anyone who has information of the person who’s responsible for Dorn’s death.