BREAKING: St. Louis Shooting Victim VONDERRIT MYERS, JR. Had Gun Powder on Hands, T-Shirt & Jeans …Update: Myers Was Charged With Murder at 16
His aunt said he was holding a sandwich.
Sandwiches don’t shoot.
Last Wednesday 18 year-old Vonderrit Myers, Jr. was shot dead by a police officer in St. Louis City near the Botanical Garden. Myers, Jr. reportedly shot at the officer three times during a chase before he was gunned down.
The St. Louis police held a press conference just moments ago.
Vonderrit Myers, Jr. showed off his guns before shooting http://t.co/oXHsUEHC6G
— St. Louis News (@STLNEWSWEATHER) October 14, 2014
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported:
The Missouri Highway Patrol analysis found gunshot residue on Myers’ hands, on his shirt and inside the waistband and pockets of his jeans. Police said that although gunshot residue can be present on anyone near a shooting, the results show levels consistent with Myers being the shooter, because the police officer was standing too far away.
Ballistics evidence also revealed three bullets that hit the ground where the officer was trying to take cover matched Myers’ gun. A round found inside a car behind the officer was too badly damaged to be able to to match it to his gun, however, it did not match the type of bullets the officer fired, police said.
He also had prior convictions.
@ksdknews vonderrit myers had prior convictions for resisting arrest and possessing a stolen gun
— stuart birdman (@stuartbirdman) October 14, 2014
He was only 18 when he was shot dead after firing on police.
The St. Louis Police released the lab report today.
UPDATE: Myers was charged with murder at 16. Was not convicted after the witness did not show up.
— Chris Hayes (@ChrisHayesTV) October 14, 2014
Will the protesters please go home now and quit terrorizing our neighborhoods?