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Officer who shot Vonderrit Myers, Jr. resigns following report of drunk driving investigation

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis police officer who shot and killed Vonderrit Myers, Jr. in 2014 triggering protests in the city has resigned from the force.

Our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch report that the officer resigned Saturday after police opened a drunk driving investigation into an early morning crash involving his patrol car.

The officer was driving Saturday morning when he allegedly hit a parked car on Jamieson Avenue. A witness told investigators the patrol car left the scene after the incident.

Police Chief Sam Dotson says the officer refused to take a breath test. The department requested a search warrant to draw blood from him.  The officer was arrested and booked on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident. The Post-Dispatch says he was released pending application for warrants.