Ohio Police Fatally Shoot Young Boy Wielding BB Gun
Officials in Cleveland say police opened fire on the boy because they mistook a BB gun for a real firearm.By Jay Strubberg | November 24, 2014
Officials in Cleveland say a young boy is dead after officers mistook a BB gun for a real firearm and opened fire on the boy. Medical officials confirmed 12-year-old Tamir Rice died Sunday morning at a local hospital after fatal gunshot wounds to his torso.
WEWS reports Cleveland police responded to a 911 call Saturday. The unnamed caller said people were scared as the boy wielded the gun at an outdoor rec center but also said he thought the gun was fake.
"The guy keeps pulling it in and out of his pants. It's probably fake, but you know what? He's scaring the s--- out of people. ... I don't know if it's real or not," a 911 caller told police.