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October 10th, 2014
08:53 PM ET

Family of black teen shot by white cop speaks out: "My life is empty now"

Protesters are angry at the death of a black teen shot and killed by a white police officer. Thursday night's protests were violent and protesters burned at least one American flag

Protesters hit the streets Thursday after an off-duty St. Louis officer opened fire on a 18-year-old black man, killing him. The officer fired his weapon 17 times, authorities say.

The 18-year-old was armed, and he fired on the officer first, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said.

The parents of the dead teen Vonderrit Myers are speaking out exclusively to our Jason Carroll.


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  1. Ramon Bravo

    The death of that black teen ager is a tragedy; but sadly, this is an effect of parenting failure. Just look at the example that the driver who refuse to comply with the police request, gave to his children sitting in the back seat of the car. Probably in the near future this children wont have any respect for the law enforcers, because that is the way they are being risen. We broke the law, y and we have to face the consequences. The law does not have any colour.

    October 10, 2014 at 9:33 pm | Reply

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