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(NEWSER) – Gunshot residue was on the hand, waistband, and shirt of an 18-year-old man killed by a St. Louis police officer last week, authorities said yesterday. Police union leaders said the lab test by the Missouri State Highway Patrol dispels claims that Vonderrit Myers didn't shoot at the officer on Oct. 8, initiating a fatal exchange of gunfire. 

St. Louis Police Officers' Association business manager Jeff Roorda cited other evidence against Myers: social media photos that Roorda said show Myers holding three guns, one of them a 9mm Smith & Wesson. Roorda said it's an exact match for the gun found on Myers after his death. "This is a distinct-looking gun, not one seen on the streets very often," he said.

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