There was disarray in St Louis community as an off-duty police officer reportedly shot and killed a black teenager, Vonderrick Myers, making the black teenage shooting the second case in the last two months.
The suspected shooter, according to the Police was off-duty but was still wearing his uniform at his second job as a security guard when the incident occurred late in the late hours of Wednesday October 9, 2014.
Crowd from the scene of the incited had already mobilized to protest the shooting with the same “hands up don’t shoot “slogan that was used across the city during Ferguson’s protest
The 32-year-old officer was said to be unharmed at the time of the incident report but there was no practical evidence as to whether the 18-year-old victim was armed. The gun that was recovered at the scene was not identified with any of the concerned persons in the case.
Teyonna Myers, 23, who was the cousin to the victim told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper that her brother was unharmed when he was killed by the white Police officer.
“He had a sandwich in his hand, and they thought it was a gun. It’s like Michael Brown all over again,” she told the paper.