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Retired St. Louis police captain was shot to death on Facebook Live Tuesday as he attempted to protect a friend’s store during a violent night of protests. He was shot in the torso and died on the sidewalk in front of the shop.

Dorn, who also served as police chief in Moline Acres, was 77, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Video of Dorn’s murder was taken down from Facebook shortly after it was broadcast, according to The Associated Press. Portions of the video remain on Twitter, however, and show Dorn in his final tragic moments.

Blood runs from his body, pooling in the cracks of the sidewalk as he struggles to stay alive.

“Come on, man! Stay with me,” the man recording the video says.

“All for some TVs, man?” the man shouts at looters, screaming that Dorn was “somebody’s granddaddy.”

Missouri state Rep. Rasheen Aldridge was one of the people who watched Dorn’s horrific death via Facebook.

“I just seen a man die on Live, man,” Aldridge wrote on Facebook. “Smh (shake my head).”

David Dorn was a black man, and his life mattered too, WIBC host Tony Katz told listeners Thursday morning.


“No one should be okay with the death of David Dorn who was a black man. So what is the response going to be to David Dorn’s death? Will Joe Biden show up at his funeral too, or just the funeral of George Floyd?

“This is a question to Black Lives Matter: ‘If the argument is that the police killing of George Floyd has to be dealt with, you’re right! If the police officer being killed doesn’t have to be dealt with and if his life doesn’t matter, then it’s not about black lives; it’s about the political movement.”

Click below to hear Tony’s full commentary.

(Photo: St. Louis Regional Crime Stoppers)