An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed a fleeing teenage suspect, whom relatives claim was simply holding a sandwich, reports FOX2now.com.
The shooting occurred around 7:30 p.m. at the 4100 block of Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis.
Officers claim that the suspect turned around and fired on the officer who was in fear for his life, forcing him to return fire and fatally wound the unnamed teen, identified by relatives as 18-year-old Vonderrick Myer.
St. Louis reporter Andy Baker live-tweeted the aftermath:
The teen’s aunt said that he was shot at least 16 times, which has neither been confirmed nor denied.
This is a developing story. Check back with NewsOne for updates…
St. Louis PD Fatally Shoot Teen, Family Claims He Was Unarmed was originally published on newsone.com