A retired police captain was fatally shot by looters in St. Louis, Missouri on Tuesday, and the entire incident unfolded on Facebook Live.
The victim, 77-year-old David Dorn, was killed on a sidewalk in front of a pawn shop Tuesday morning, during violent protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota.
Several people, including a state pol, reportedly watched Dorn’s murder take place in a clip on the social media platform, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“I just seen a man die on live man! Smh,” state Rep. Rasheen Aldridge wrote on Facebook.
The video has since been taken down, and Facebook told the Post-Dispatch that it was trying to gather information about the incident.
Dorn’s wife told the paper that her husband was a friend of the pawnshop’s owner and would check on the property, including when its burglar alarm went off. There were widespread violent protests in St. Louis overnight.
Another person commented that as Dorn was dying, no one helped him but chose to instead record the man’s death.
The video has since been removed. Facebook informed the Post-Dispatch that the social media outlet is gathering information about the incident.
Dorn’s wife told the newspaper that her husband was a friend of the pawn shop’s owner and would often check on the property when the burglar alarm would sound. He spent half of his life on the Missouri police force.
There have been widespread violent protests in St. Louis this week, as in other locations across the country.
No arrests have been made in Dorn’s killing.