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Stephan Cannon Found Guilty Of First-Degree Murder In Retired St. Louis Cop’s Death

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David Dorn, a retired St. Louis Police Captain, was responding to a burglar alarm at a friend’s pawn shop during the BLM riots in June of 2020 when he encountered a group of looters. He was shot dead and left on the sidewalk by 26-year-old Stephen Cannon.

America watched as the brave retired officer bled out while thugs and hooligans scurried around his body and did nothing to help. It was a tragic day for both Americans and for David Dorn’s family.

Just over two years later, his accuser Stephan Cannon was found guilty of first-degree murder by a Missouri jury.

David Dorn murder: St. Louis man found guilty in death of retired police captain during the night of looting

“We’ve been waiting a long time for this day, it’s been over two years. the prosecution worked extremely hard, they gave a really good fight. “it was just undoubtedly that he was guilty. So we look forward to moving on and our dad resting in peace.” David Dorn’s daughter, Lisa Dorn said.

According to Town Hall.com, the 26-year-old was accused of gunning down retired St. Louis Police Capt. David Dorn during a night of looting and rioting in June 2020.

The family told reporters that “justice has been served,” outside of the courthouse after the verdict was read.

The trial went to the jurors just hours earlier. After three hours, the jurors found a verdict. Court records how jurors twice asked the court questions before returning the verdict.

Cannon was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, stealing $750 or more, unlawful possession of a firearm, and three counts of armed criminal action, all of which are felonies.

A second man was also charged with murder in the death of retired police captain David Dorn.

Mark Jackson, 22, was charged with second-degree murder, robbery, burglary, stealing, and three counts of armed criminal action.

The charge came days after, then suspected shooter, now convicted Stephan Cannon was charged with first-degree murder, burglary, robbery, armed criminal action, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

In opening remarks of the trial, Cannon’s public defender argued that there was no physical evidence linking Cannon to the murder, saying that the state’s main witness had told detectives he would say “anything” to get a plea deal and escape a murder conviction.

However, prosecutors said Cannon was the only person standing on the corner where the gun went off.

Cannon’s sentencing was set for Sept. 13. He faces life in prison without parole.

“I’m very glad that justice was served for Capt. Dorn,” said Paul Mauro, an attorney and former NYPD inspector who has been closely following the case. “But make no mistake – the conditions that allowed his killing should never have occurred.”

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