Officer Said He Had 'No Choice' But To Shoot Tamir Rice
Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann said he had "no choice" but to shoot Tamir Rice, but some are questioning his statement.By Matt Moreno | June 14, 2015
Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann said he had no choice but to shoot 12-year-old Tamir Rice at a gazebo last year. In comments from the officer made directly after the shooting but were not released until Saturday, Loehmann told a fellow officer, "He gave me no choice. He reached for the gun and there was nothing I could do."
But many are questioning that claim. The 224-page report states there was no evidence that Loehmann gave Rice a warning before opening fire. The New York Times says the report leaves "some major questions unanswered."
"It took less than two seconds for the police car to pull up as officer Timothy Loehmann fired the fatal shot," WEWS reports.