Skip to comments.Police say tests show teen shot by St. Louis officer had gun residue on hands [Vonderrit Myers]
Posted on 10/14/2014 11:33:27 PM PDT by grundle
St. Louis (Reuters) - A black teenager fatally shot last week in St. Louis by an off-duty police officer had gunshot residue on his hands, jeans and T-shirt, according to crime lab results released on Tuesday after four days of protests in the city against police violence.
The killing of 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers by a white officer last Wednesday intensified the demonstrations over the deadly Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
Police said previously that Myers shot at least three times at the off-duty officer who was working with a security company and that Myers' weapon was recovered at the scene. The officer's name has not been released. Family and friends of Myers have said he did not have a gun.
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From when the gun discharged as he was trying to wrestle it from the officer?
“Only A Sandwich” Boy GUILTY as charged of trying to harm an officer. This will really send the jobless protestors into a tizzy. I’m thinking less cameras are out there watching every move by this time.
That, in and of itself, proves absolutely nothing either way.
“Only a sandwich.”
Maybe it was “Skittles residue” that was confused with gunpowder residue?
It proves that he was firing a weapon recently. Did he have guns, was he allowed to own weapons? Was he ever suspected of any gun crimes? This is all very important. I don’t understand why you think it isn’t.
Why do police keep shooting innocent black chi’rens?
They are all good boys.
Their mammas love them.
They were all a comfort to everyone in their neighborhooda.
Even the local junk yard dogs were friends with them.
Surprise - another angelic yute shot while trying to kill someone, then canonized by the mob.
The Department is saying that this is proof that the person either fired a gun or was near a gun when it went off. So what is it in your mind that it doesn't prove either way?
Cops these days always carry a little bag of gunshot residue as a “plant”. /s
He managed to get off three shots with his peanut and JAM sammish.
He should have carried tuna salad!
Picture of him floating about the net, him with three homies all pointing pistols at the camera, real tools, good riddance.
Pictures from his Facebook page were rescued before it was taken down. They were posted here on FR yesterday. He was posing with 3 handguns. One was the exact make, model and color as the one used at the crime scene.
No. Micael Brown was the one who fought with an officer for the officer’s gun. This particular subhuman came later and did Brown one better: he fired his own (stolen) gun at the officer three or four times until it jammed; hence, the powder residue. The officer returned fire and exterminated him.
Vonderitt's friend appears to be holding an ingredient for Lean - Purple Drank - Sizzurp.
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