#TyreeKing: Columbus Police Fatally Shoot 13-Year-Old Carrying A BB Gun

Columbus Police Fatally Shoot 13-Year-Old Tyree King Carrying A BB Gun

 

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.

Peep the tweets on page 2.

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