The police have killed another Black child and this time they are claiming that the 13-year-old boy pulled a BB gun on them. Every 13-year-old have enough sense to know that if they are confronted by the police and pull a gun that does not fire real bullets they will be killed. So unless this 13-year-old was trying to commit suicide-by-law-enforcement, the police lame excuse makes no sense whatsoever. They murdered another Black boy without cause, plain and simple.
Police in Ohio responding to a report of an armed robbery shot and killed the 13-year-old boy who they claimed pulled a gun from his waistband that was later determined to be a BB gun.
Police said officers were responding to a report of an armed robbery involving multiple suspects. When they arrived on the scene, they said the victim told them that a group of people approached him and demanded money. The victim said that one of them had a gun.
Police said the officers saw three males matching the descriptions of the suspects and tried to speak with them, when two of the suspects fled on foot.
“Officers followed the males to the alley … and attempted to take them into custody when one suspect pulled a gun from his waistband,” police said in a statement early Thursday. “One officer shot and struck the suspect multiple times.”
The suspect, later identified as 13-year-old Tyree King, was taken to a children’s hospital, where he died.
The male with King was identified, interviewed and released pending further investigation. Police said additional suspects were being sought.
The officers and the other suspect were not injured.
Police said upon further investigation it was determined that King’s gun was actually a BB gun with an attached laser sight.
Police said the incident is under investigation.