FROM Tim Lloyd
Off-Duty Officer Fatally Shoots Teenager in St. Louis, Sparking Protests Another fatal shooting of a young black man in St. Louis yesterday has sparked new protests there. Last night an off-duty police officer moonlighting as a security guard shot and killed an 18 year-old man in the city’s Shaw neighborhood. Family members have identified the victim as Vonderrit Myers Jr. Tim Lloyd is a reporter for St. Louis Public Radio.
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