Charges filed for overnight violence in St. Louis that led to buildings looted, set ablaze

Seven charges were filed late Friday, in relation to the violent protests in St. Louis last Sunday and Monday nights.

Brian Kelly
June 06, 2020 - 12:36 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The first charges related to the violent protests in St. Louis Sunday and Monday, have been filed. 

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's office confirms seven charges were filed late Friday. It is not yet releasing any other details. 

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Gardner mentioned the charges in a tweet responding to a report on KSDK-TV.  Her office confirmed the charges to KMOX. 

Protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis turned violent late Sunday and Monday nights. Four St. Louis Metropolitan Police officers were shot, dozens of stores were looted and a 7-Eleven was looted and set on fire. In north St. Louis retired Police Captain David Dorn was shot and killed at a store that was being looted. On Friday, police released video of seven persons of interest in his killing. 

Gardner was criticized earlier this week for failing to file charges against 36 suspects arrested during the unrest. She had reviewed 8 cases at the time, but asked police for more evidence. Two additional suspects were issued summonses. As KMOX reported, police were still gathering evidence in the remaining 26 cases.

This story will be updated as more information is released.

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