New autopsy results for Vonderitt Myers Jr. to be released Thursday

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The family of Vonderritt Myers Jr. plans to release results Thursday of an independent autopsy done on the 18-year-old`s body.

Myers was shot and killed by an off duty St. Louis Police Officer after he allegedly shot at the cop.

The Myers' family brought in renowned Pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht, to perform an independent autopsy on his body.

Myers was shot and killed on October 8th in the Shaw Neighborhood by a St. Louis Police Officer who was working a secondary job for a private security company.

According to police, Myers and two others ran from the officer when he tried to stop them. Police also say there was a confrontation between Myers and the officer.

Myers fired at least three times at the officer with a stolen 9 millimeter handgun.

The officer fired back 17 times, resulting in the teenager's death.  The officer was not injured.

The shooting led to protests in the Shaw Neighborhood where police cars and other property was damaged and some demonstrators were arrested.

The Myers family claims the 18-year-old was not armed and only had a sandwich.

Crime lab evidence showed gunshot residue on his hands and clothes which authorities say shows he fired a gun.

The family will hold a press conference at 2pm on Thursday, October 23rd, at the Austin Layne Mortuary located at 7239 W Florissant Ave, St Louis, MO 63136.

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