"Young people, I may strike you as old school, but I’m going down swinging." - Cornel West
Everything we know about VonDerrit Myers Jr.
- VonDerrit Myers was 18-years-old when he was shot at #16times, on Wednesday, 7:30pm, 10/08/2014.
- The officer that shot him was OFF-DUTY at the time of the killing. He was also wearing his St. Louis Police Department uniform.
- The police stated that VonDerrit Myers had a gun on him at the time of the shooting. Eyewitness accounts debate that. We do know the St. Louis Police Department has tried to plant a gun on ANOTHER young black man THIS YEAR. The store manager of says VonDerrit bought a sandwich and DID NOT have a gun.
- The police also stated that he jumped out of some bushes, but we now know thatthere were NO BUSHES.
- The fatal shot was in VonDerrit’s right cheek, he was also shot 6-7 times below his waist.
- We now know VonDerrit Myers was a father.