A Black Lives Matter rioter has been found guilty of murdering retired Police Capt. David Dorn during violent unrest in St. Louis on June 2, 2020.
A jury has found 26-year-old Stephan Cannon guilty of first-degree murder, robbery, burglary, and three counts of armed criminal action.
The jury deliberated for three hours and found Cannon guilty on all counts.
Cannon was looting a pawn shop during the BLM riots when he killed Mr. Dorn.
Dorn’s friend owned the pawn shop and the retired cop went to check on it after the burglar alarm went off.
When Dorn arrived at Lee’s Jewelry & Pawn shop, he found a mob of looters inside the store.
He fired warning shots to get them to disperse.
Instead of leaving the store, Cannon fired ten shots at Dorn, killing him.
He faces a mandatory term of life in prison without parole at his September sentencing.
“I’m very thankful to the jurors who saw the truth and all the evidence,” Dorn’s wife, Ann, said.
“And I want to thank Marvin Teer for doing a phenomenal job in prosecuting the case.”
“I don’t want to say we can move on,” she said.
“There’s never going to be full closure, but it brings us peace.”
“Along with the unrest that came — that civil unrest — came chaos,” Chief Trial Assistant Marvin Teer told jurors.
“And St. Louis was touched by it, too.
“Our streets were ravaged with looters, with chaos, a pain set ablaze.
“With that legitimate pain came acts, many of which are unconscionable.”
Cannon did not take the stand in his own defense, according to The New York Post.
The trial lasted three days.
Four officers were shot in St. Louis the night Dorn was murdered, and other cops were attacked with rocks and fireworks as rioters ransacked dozens of businesses.
The violence came during sweeping nationwide racial injustice protests a week after Floyd was slowly suffocated by former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin.
According to Yahoo, prosecutors played a Facebook livestream “of the aftermath of Dorn’s death outside the store.”
“Damn man, over some TVs, cuz? For real? That’s somebody’s granddaddy, cuz!” Liddell Chapple, who recorded the video, can be heard shouting.
Chapple then turns his phone to Dorn, gasping and bleeding out, and says “Rest in peace, bro. Nothin’ but love, bro. …
“You was doing the right thing.”
BREAKING: St. Louis man Stephan Cannon found guilty of all counts in the death of retired police captain David Dorn pic.twitter.com/U43IaGDlus
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 21, 2022
Stephen Cannon was found guilty today of 1st degree murder Ret. LEO David Dorn. Stephen is a punk who fell for the whole BLM/ANTFIA propaganda campaign. And believed he was entitled to looting, rioting, and killing.
David was good man
Say his Name!!!! pic.twitter.com/MBx0gjYqwj
— Gunny (@Gunny53920829) July 21, 2022