Police union to release evidence in shooting

4 years 4 days 23 hours ago Tuesday, October 14 2014 Oct 14, 2014 Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:49:00 PM CDT October 14, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

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.

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