Last October 9, #shawshooting became a trending topic after St. Louis police shot and killed 18-year-old VonDerrit Myers, who witnesses say was carrying a sandwich that police officers mistook for a gun. St. Louis police chief Sam Dotson held a press briefing late that night to explain that Myers did indeed have a firearm and fired three shots at a police officer before his gun jammed, but he kept pulling the trigger.
Protesters gathered outside the home of St. Louis prosecutor Jennifer Joyce tonight, where they were maced by police and some reportedly arrested.
This video gives a very good idea of the “night action” and why police would have been called to the scene. [Caution: Explicit language.]