Vonderrit Myers, Jr. tests positive for gunshot residue Posted 2:05 pm, October 14, 2014, by Joe Millitzer, Updated at 02:22pm, October 14, 2014
Vonderrit Deondre Myers
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Gunshot residue lab results have just been released in the fatal shooting of Vonderrit Myers Jr. An off duty police officer says the teen shot first. The teen was killed when he returned fire in the October 8th shooting in the Shaw neighborhood.
A gunshot residue kit results, released by police, reveal that Myers recently shot a gun. Analysis samples from his hands indicates the presence of gunshot residue. But, according to the release, “The presence of gunshot residue on a person’s hands could mean the individual discharged a firearm, was near a firearm when it was discharged, or touched an object with gunshot residue on it. Individuals shot at close range can have gunshot residue deposited onto their hands.”
Myers also tested positive for residue on his jeans, belt and t-shirt.
The suspect’s family claimed publicly that Myers did not have a gun. But, FOX 2 has learned the suspect, shot and killed last week by police, showed off his stolen gun to anyone who would look. We obtained pictures of Vonderrit Myers Jr. showing off his handguns on social media.
Protests broke out shortly after a prayer vigil for Myers on October 9th. The area where the 18-year-old was shot has been a focal point of demonstrators involved in Ferguson October’s “Weekend of Resistance.”