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October 9th, 2014
10:11 PM ET

Autopsy: Black teen fatally shot in the head by police

Crowds gathered in St. Louis Thursday night to hold a candlelight vigil for 18-year-old Vonderrit Deondre Myers.

The black teen was shot by a white officer just 12 miles from the spot where Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri.

Autopsy results show Myers was hit 7 to 8 times by bullets from the off-duty police officer. The fatal shot was to the head.

The officer fired at least 17 shots.

Protests over the shooting have turned violent with angry residents charging at police, kicking their cars, even smashing car windows.

This has once again led to increased tension between residents and local Missouri police officers.

CNN's Van Jones, a former member of the Obama administration, and Neil Bruntrager, the General Counsel for the St. Louis Police Officers Association are OutFront.


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  1. Kathy

    Erin,
    As Americans, we have enormous respect for our law enforcement and peacekeeping officers...'experts in everything they do on our behalf.
    They clearly spend endless hours keeping up with changing laws and public policy as well as working on operational skills...the shooting range included.
    Why is the only way to deter a young confidently-charged individual, "carrying" or not, to kill them? Do we really believe a shot to an appendage wouldn't stop them in their tracks?
    There will never be a lesson learned for parents, peers or the community of a dead child...only divisive consequences.
    How does this differ from the death penalty...no opportunity for our children to champion a better life.
    Let's aim to injure; in rehab we can change the world.
    k

    October 10, 2014 at 8:26 pm | Reply
  2. Wayne Barrett

    Aaron? Myers was another "Black Teen",
    shot down by a "White Cop"! How convenient! That a 9mm hand gun was found in the area! Hmm, okay I'll say it!! It was conveniently planted in my opinion!
    These cops are "Rogue", they don't serve and protect the public. They have gone militant. What's worse? Pregidous Militants!
    If these cops are so trigger happy and wanna use firearms, ship them all to Iraq to lead the"boots on the ground",
    against ISIS!!

    October 10, 2014 at 7:57 pm | Reply
  3. Nate

    If they really want to know if the kid was armed and actually fired at the cop, just check his hands for gunshot residue! Plus check the caseings for his fingerprints. If there is no GS residue, or the cops prints are on the caseings then you know who actually fired the weapon.

    October 10, 2014 at 7:47 pm | Reply
  4. Andrew

    17 shots from 1 officer? yes that is excessive.
    so the officer was a decorated marine?
    after learning that 17 shots just doesn't sound right.
    seems a marine would have more control of this situation.

    October 10, 2014 at 12:05 am | Reply

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