BREAKING: Autopsy Released – Vonderrit Myers Jr. Was Shot 5-7 Times in FRONT
18 year-old Vonderrit Myers, Jr. was shot dead by a police officer in St. Louis City Wednesday night.
Myers reportedly shot at the officer three times during a chase.
A 9mm Ruger was recovered from the scene.
The shooting took place around 7:30 PM about a block from the Missouri Botanical Garden, a popular tourist attraction.
Vonderrit Myers Jr., pictured with his mother, was shot dead by an off-duty police officer on Wednesday night. (Daily Mail)
The narrative on the street was that Vonderrit was shot 16 times by a police officer. His aunt said he was eating a sandwich when he was shot.
But that is not what the autopsy revealed.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported:
An autopsy has shown that Vonderrit Myers Jr. was shot from five to seven times during a fatal encounter with an off-duty police officer Wednesday, police sources said.
Sen. Jamilah Nasheed suggested at a press conference earlier today that the teen had been shot in the back of the head, but medical examiners did not find any gunshots to the back of Myers’ head, police sources said.
There were seven wounds to the teen’s body, five of which are clearly bullet holes. Investigators still are trying to determine if the other wounds are exit wounds, sources said.
Here is a court document from one of Myers’s previous arrests.