Cop kills teen over BB gun



September 16, 2016
Cop kills teen over BB gun

ACTIVE SCENE: An officer gunned down 13-year-old Tyree King in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday.

An Ohio officer kills robbery suspect, 13, who had BB gun.

An American police officer responding to an armed robbery shot and killed a 13-year-old boy when the child pulled a firearm from his waistband.

Cops later found out the firearm was a BB gun.

According to AP, the shooting happened around nightfall on Wednesday in an alley in Columbus, Ohio, after a short foot chase.

Columbus police said officers responded to a report of an armed robbery involving multiple suspects and were told by the victim that a group of people had approached him and demanded money.

The victim said one of them had a gun.

Cops spotted three suspects, and cornered two in an alley.

Cops say one of the suspects pulled out a gun, and an officer fired, hitting the teen repeatedly.

The boy, identified as Tyree King, was taken to a children’s hospital, where he died.

The man who had been with Tyree was interviewed and released pending 
further investigation.

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