According to Brianna Provenzano of News Mic, A Columbus, Ohio, police officer shot and killed a 13-year-old boy, later identified as Tyree King. The officer was attempting to detain King on Wednesday night in connection to a robbery.
Police said that King “pulled a gun from his waistband” as officers approached him. The police say they did recover a BB gun from the scene after the fatal shooting.
King was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital at 8:22 p.m.
Provenzano also said, “Police were initially called to the scene to investigate reports of a group of people, one of whom appeared to be armed, demanding money in the area. When officers chased three suspects matching the group’s descriptions into an alley, two escaped by foot — but one stayed behind.”
“Officers followed the males to the alley … and attempted to take them into custody when one suspect pulled a gun from his waistband,” according to a police statement. “One officer shot and struck the suspect multiple times.”
This incident seems like an echo of another Ohio police shooting — 12-year old Tamir Rice, who was shot dead in a Cleveland park by officers while holding a pellet gun.
Cops cannot be allowed to kill kids with BB guns! Why is this happening again? We have to make sure these officers are held accountable for their actions!
(Article by Jeremiah Jones)
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