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Vonderrit Myers Update
9:10 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Myers Family Attorney: Private Autopsy Disputes Police Account Of Shaw Shooting

Dr. Cyril Wecht marks the location of the likely fatal head shot as he presents his initial autopsy results on Vonderrit Myers, Jr.
Credit Rebecca Smith/St. Louis Public Radio

The initial findings of a private autopsy on the body of Vonderrit Myers, Jr., released Thursday, show the 18-year-old was shot several times from behind. 

Myers was fatally shot by an off-duty St. Louis police officer on October 8th in the city's Shaw neighborhood, after police say Myers fired at the officer.

According to their attorneys, the family ordered the autopsy because they believe the police are giving inaccurate accounts of what happened. 

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Shaw neighborhood violence
12:37 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Fatal Shooting By Off-Duty St. Louis Police Officer Sets Off Protest In Shaw Neighborhood

A crowd gathers at Klemm Street and Shaw Boulevard at the scene of the fatal shooting Wednesday night.
Credit Rachel Lippmann I St. Louis Public Radio

Updated at 1:40 p.m. with additional information.

A St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officer working a second job with a private security company shot and killed a young black man, 18-year-old VonDerrit Myers Jr. The incident happened in the Shaw neighborhood in south St. Louis Wednesday night and drew a tense crowd that shouted at police and beat on their cruisers.

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Ferguson
11:01 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Coming To Grips With The Conflict, In Ferguson And Beyond

Arianna Whiteside stands in front of police officers in riot gear during a protest march to the Ferguson Police Department on Aug. 11.
Credit David Broome, UPI

Since Saturday’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown, St. Louisans have been trying to understand and deal with what happened.

How could a college-bound teenager with no history of violence or criminal behavior end up shot to death by a police officer in his own neighborhood? St. Louis Public Radio’s Véronique LaCapra and Tim Lloyd went to look for answers and to find out what people in Ferguson are doing to cope.

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Active Shooter Training
5:39 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Police, Employees Learn What To Do When Faced With A Shooter

Matthew Caravella, a member of the St. Louis County Police tactical operations unit, pretends to be a gunman looking for victims during an exercise on April 21, 2014.
Credit (Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

How would you react if a gunman entered your workplace?

A group of St. Anthony's Medical Center employees got the chance on Monday to learn what they would do in that situation -- and how to respond so they are more likely to get out alive. 

They experienced this through a program called "Run, Hide, Fight." Participants are trained to know when is the best time to do each of those things. 

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Crime
9:39 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Girl Unintended Victim Of Shooting in Dutchtown

Credit (via Flickr/alancleaver_2000)

A 4-year-old St. Louis girl is hospitalized in serious condition after being the victim of a drive-by shooting.

The shooting happened Thursday night in the city's Dutchtown neighborhood. Police say the girl was not the intended target. She was shot in the shoulder.

The girl and her mother were visiting a home and were outside when a car drove by. A shot was fired from the passing car, apparently intended for someone standing in a group nearby.
 
No arrests have been made but authorities say they are working leads in the case.
 

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The Two-Way
10:08 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Real-Life Horror: Many Killed, Dozens Wounded At Colorado Movie Theater

Two women mourn near the Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colo., where a gunman opened fire during the opening of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises.
Don Emmert AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat July 21, 2012 12:17 am

A midnight screening of the new Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises turned into a horribly real scene of death and destruction in Aurora, Colo., early Friday when a gunman opened fire on the audience killing 12.

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MetroLink Shooting
10:24 am
Thu January 26, 2012

Warrants issued for arrest in MetroLink disturbance

Warrants have been issued for Dominic Webb for his part in a shooting at the Hanley MetroLink.
(St. Louis County Police Department)

The St. Louis County prosecutor has issued arrest warrants for a man who pointed a gun at a MetroLink security officer.

The warrants are for 29-year-old Dominic L. Webb of North County for one count of unlawful use of a weapon and one count of unlawful possession of a concealable firearm. The bond was set at $20,000. 

A security officer saw a disturbance between Webb and another man at the Hanley MetroLink platform on Tuesday, Jan. 24 around 4 p.m. The security officer intervened and Webb pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the officer. 

Developing: Several Shot in Wellston
4:15 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

1 dead, 2 injured in Wellston shooting

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Updated 6:14 p.m.

One man is dead and two others are hospitalized after a shooting in the St. Louis suburb of Wellston.

St. Louis County Police spokesman Rick Eckhard says officers were called to a house Thursday afternoon where they found one man dead. One of the injured men was found in the street about two blocks away, while the other made it to a small market about four blocks away and sought help.

Police said they didn't know the cause of the dispute, nor the identities of the victims. Eckhard said the injured men were expected to survive.

Eckhard said police don't yet know whether the shooter was among the victims, but he added that police weren't conducting a manhunt.

Detectives were at a hospital waiting to talk to the injured men.

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Girl Shot in Face
1:45 pm
Tue August 23, 2011

Charges filed related to shooting of 14-year-old girl in Jennings

Jared Britton.
(Courtesy St. Louis County Police Department)

A 14-year-old girl from the St. Louis County town of Jennings is in critical condition after being shot in the face while walking home from junior high school.

Police say someone fired shots Monday afternoon from a SUV, striking the girl, who was walking with friends.

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Crime
11:21 am
Fri January 28, 2011

Former St. Louis prosecutor dies after gunshot

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St. Louis police are investigating the death of a former St. Louis city prosecutor who was shot at her home.

Jessa Schauman died Thursday, a day after police were called to a home she shared with a former St. Louis police officer. She had been shot in the head. Police say that the initial call indicated a suicide attempt, but a preliminary investigation led officers to classify the death as suspicious.

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