The shooting death of a 13 year old Negro who was wanted for armed robbery and pulled a gun on police is sparking national outrage today.
Police in Ohio have shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who drew a weapon that turned out to be a BB gun.
It happened on Wednesday as they were investigating reports of an armed robbery in the state capital, Columbus.
A police statement said when officers arrived on the scene they were told by the robbery victim that a group of people had approached him and demanded money.
The victim said that one of them had a gun.
Officers saw three males matching the descriptions of the suspects and tried to speak to them, but two ran off into an alley.
“(They) followed the males to the alley … and attempted to take them into custody when one suspect pulled a gun from his waistband,” the statement said.
“One officer shot and struck the suspect multiple times.”
The suspect, later named as Tyree King, was taken to a children’s hospital, where he died.
The male with him was interviewed and released pending further investigation.
Here’s a small sample of the defenders of Tyree King:
Does this moron really believe that white children are out at night robbing people with BB guns?
Deescalate? When a gun is pointed at you? What is this idiot thinking?
Nobody said colored folks think logically, April.
It would be nice if some trolling journalist hit Hillary Clinton up with a question about this case. You just know that she’d be defending the very dead Tyree with some equally idiotic remark.
Local morning news report on Tyree King shooting:
Raw AP footage of crime scene: