We're trying to put together the basic details of what happened. But quick overview: in the city of St Louis tonight, a member of the St Louis Metropolitan Police shot and killed an 18 year old man, Vonderrick Myers Jr., after an encounter, the nature of which remains in dispute.
Police say the dead man had a gun and fired at the officer; witnesses and family members dispute that.
The shooting took place near the Missouri Botanical Gardens. (Here's the early report from the Post-Dispatch.)
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