The deceased officer was probably trying to stop the robbery of a pawnshop belonging to his friend.
The rioters on Tuesday, June 2, shot dead the chief of police in the city of Moline-Akers (Missouri), 77-year-old David Dorn. On Wednesday, June 3, said the American television channel ABC.
According to local police commissioner John Hayden, Dorn was killed on Tuesday, June 2 in St. Louis, when he was probably trying to stop the robbery of a pawnshop.
Dorn was a friend of the pawnshop owner and often checked the condition of the store when the alarm went off, the widow of the deceased said.
As you know, after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of the African American police George Floyd, mass protests and riots began in many US cities.
According to the Associated Press news agency, the police detained at least 9.3 thousand protesters from the moment they started.
The largest number of activists were detained in Los Angeles вЂ” about 2.7 thousand people, in second place New York вЂ” about 1.5 thousand people. Several hundred people were detained in Dallas, Houston, and Philadelphia.
Moreover, only in the evening on Tuesday in New York, about 200 people were detained. Clashes with police began in the evening in Portland. To stop the unrest, the police used tear gas and stun grenades.
As previously reported, more than one and a half thousand troops were sent to Washington due to protests. So far, the army does not help the police, but is on high alert and will act in case of mass riots.