Saturday, October 25, 2014
A St. Louis police officer shot Vonderrit Myers 6 times in the back of his legs as he ran up a hill away from the officer. One shot broke the femur, disabling him. The fatal shot was a shot to the right side of the face between the eyebrow and top of the ear.
St.Louis Today reports,
Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, consulting for Myers’ family, said he examined the body, visited the scene in the Shaw neighborhood and was aware of witness statements provided by family lawyers before concluding that Myers was shot while fleeing up a steep hill.
In all, Myers, 18, had seven leg wounds, several with upward trajectories. Wecht said he was unable to determine the order of the shots, but that at least one of the leg wounds would have felled Myers immediately and the head wound would have rendered him unconscious.
It’s going to take a lot of spinning to turn that evidence into a justifiable shooting by the officer.
(H/t to theobitwriter and sparger for bringing this report to my attention)
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