#TyreeKing: Columbus Police Fatally Shoot 13-Year-Old Carrying A BB Gun
A Columbus police officer shot and killed 13-year-old Tyree King on Wednesday night after he allegedly pulled a handgun from his waist. Get the scoop.
Another day…another police shooting.
A Columbus police officer responding to an armed robbery call, shot and killed 13-year-old Tyree King on Wednesday night after he allegedly “pulled a gun from his waistband.”
Investigators determined the teen was carrying a BB gun.
Via NBC News:
Police were called to a report of a group of people — including one armed with a gun — demanding money at 7:42 p.m. ET.
Officers arriving at the scene saw three people matching the suspects’ descriptions around a block away. However, when they attempted to speak with them, two of the males ran away, police said.
“Officers followed the males to the alley … and attempted to take them into custody when one suspect pulled a gun from his waistband,” it added. “One officer shot and struck the suspect multiple times.”
King was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:22 p.m.
Tyree’s death immediately brings to mind 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot and killed by Cleveland police while playing with a toy gun in the park.
Many people have taken to social media to express their thoughts and outrage over another child dying at the hands of police.