Police officer fatally shoots teenager in south St. Louis

Vonderrit Myers Jr Shot from Behind

JET reports that an autopsy shows that the police officer who killed the St. Louis teen shot him six times in his backside

by JET, October 24, 2014

Comments
Police officer fatally shoots teenager in south St. Louis

Police officer fatally shoots teenager in south St. Louis

An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by a St. Louis police officer was shot several times from behind, the pathologist who performed a private autopsy said Thursday. Pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht, who conducted the autopsy at the request of Vonderrit Myers Jr.’s family, outlined his findings at a news conference. Attorneys for the family say the findings suggest that Myers was running away from the officer during the fatal Oct. 8 confrontation.

Police did not immediately return a message seeking comment. 







Comments
 
Stay in the Know
Sign up for the Ebony Newsletter