ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - CrimeStoppers in St. Louis now has two major rewards out in hopes of information on the shooting death of a retired police captain and a separate reward for tips that lead to an arrest of who shot four St. Louis Metropolitan Police officers.
The reward for info on who shot the four officers is $100,000.
Executive Director of St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers Lisa Pisciotta says half of the reward money was given to CrimeStoppers by a private donor. There is also a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest of who killed retired St. Louis police Capt. David Dorn that same night.
The officers were shot overnight Monday after peaceful protests in the area that were organized to call attention to the history of injustices by some police officers against minorities in the U.S., turned violent in the city.
Two of the St. Louis officers were shot in the leg, another was shot in the foot and the other was shot in the arm. Chief John Hayden, speaking to media, was visibly shaken after a night of rioting and looting.
"A group of folks, about 200 or so, obviously had no intention of protesting or doing anything constructive," Hayden says. "All they came down to do was hype up, start jumping up and down, like crazy people.
"They started throwing things. They started looting all over downtown and we had to protect our headquarters building, they were throwing fireworks at officers, fireworks were exploding on officers. There were officers that had gas poured on them."