Ohio cop shoots dead 13yo boy after he pulls BB gun

    Updated: March 19, 2017 at 10:07 pm EST  See Comments

    A 13-year-old boy was shot dead by an Ohio police officer after he allegedly pulled a gun while being placed under arrest. The weapon was later confirmed to be a BB gun.

    Columbus Police Department, Ohio was responding to a report of an armed robbery when the incident occurred. The robbery victim told police that they had been approached by a group of people demanding money and one of them had a gun.

    Officers said they saw three suspects fitting their descriptions and approached them. Two of the suspects fled on foot while officers tried to arrest the third suspect, identified as 13-year-old Tyree King.

    “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.”

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