ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Jeff Roorda, business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers Association said it was Myers intent to kill the officer.
"There would have been an incredible conspiracy for the officer to pull off as it`s been alleged, throwing down or planting a gun," Roorda said.
Photos of Myers posted on Instagram showed him holding a gun that matched one recovered at the scene, which Myers used to open fire on the officer, police said.
News11 also obtained a court order further suggesting Myers may not have been the "good guy" supporters have claimed him to be.
Under the court order, Myers was to wear an ankle bracelet monitor, maintain a job, schooling, or GED program, and refrain from parties, clubs – even hanging out.
At a Tuesday news conference, The Police Officers Association also blasted politicians who sided with Myers family and questioned the actions of the officer who returned fire and killed Myers.
"They choose to incite the people instead of helping to calm the situation. One of them was Senator Jamilah Nasheed," said Joe Steiger, St. Louis Police Officers Association President. "They are inciting essentially making people and a martyr out of someone who tried to kill a police man."
Nasheed shook her head when watching a recording of the news conference. Then she called Roorda on phone, firing back, "Has your head been under a rock?"
"It tells a lot about the police department and how they think. That was very confrontational," Nasheed said of the news conference to News 11. "At some point we`re going to have to end the protests and we have to go to the table and begin to figure out the resolution. What can we do to move forward in terms of bridging the gap between the community and law enforcement? The tone they set today, it doesn`t start there…I would never justify anyone shooting at a police officer under any circumstances."
Her call with Roorda ended cordially.
Roorda is a candidate for the state senate.
Nasheed questioned the timing of the release of the gunshot residue test. She also admitted she knew of residents who fearful of Myers in the neighborhood and that his father's contention that Myers was shot in the back of the head was not true.