Police union to release evidence in shooting
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Police Officers' Association and the attorney for the officer who fatally shot a man last week plan to reveal two "key pieces of evidence" in the case.
A news conference to release the information is planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the police union hall.
Vonderrit D. Myers was shot Wednesday night. Police say the 18-year-old fired first at a 32-year-old St. Louis officer whose name has not been released. Myers' family has claimed he was unarmed, but police say bullets were found, along with a stolen gun.
The shooting, which occurred two months after 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in neighboring Ferguson, set off a new round of intense protests. Both Brown and Myers were black. Both officers are white.