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Here, Syretta and and Vonderrit Myers Sr., the parents of Vonderrit Myers Jr., who was fatally shot by a St. Louis City Police officer,  speak out against what they believe is a character assassination by police and the mainstream media, regarding their son. Myers is the latest in a stream of police shootings in the St. Louis area. According to police, the 18-year-old fired first at an off-duty police officer following a physical altercation. However, there are conflicting reports about how many times the officer (whose name has not been released) shot at Myers, with some indicating the youth was shot 16 times. Either way, Myers’ parents are demanding answers in their son’s killing.

Watch Myers’ parents talk about their son and the shooting here:

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