The killer of retired St. Louis police Capt. David Dorn during the Black Lives Matter riots in the summer of 2020 was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison.
Twenty-six-year-old Stephan Cannon was convicted of first-degree murder, robbery, burglary and three counts of armed criminal action in July in relation to Dorn’s death.
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Dorn was fatally shot in 2020 while defending a local pawn shop that was under attack by rioters. Dorn's longtime friend was the owner of Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry. When the incident occurred, Dorn had been retired for 13 years.
According to a report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cannon denied any involvement with the incident, but apologized to the family for the loss.
“To the family, I am sorry for their loss.”
Dorn's daughter, Lisa, spoke to the court and remembered her father as a "good man."
“He was murdered by the same type of gentleman my father tried to set an example for his entire life,” Lisa Dorn reportedly said. “Our father was a good cop, but more importantly, he was a good man.”