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Ohio Police Shoot and Kill 13 Year Old Boy Who Pulled Out a BB Gun

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A police officer shot and killed a 13-year-old robbery suspect in Ohio's capital after the boy pulled a BB gun out of his waistband, police said.

City leaders said the shooting would be investigated thoroughly to determine whether charges are warranted.

Tyre King, who is black, died at a hospital after an officer, who is white, shot him several times Wednesday evening outside a house in east-central Columbus, police said. Earlier, police said the boy's name was Tyree.

King, an eighth-grader, had a BB gun that "looks practically identical" to the type of handgun that Columbus police carry, Chief Kim Jacobs said.

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"This is the last thing that a police officer wants to do in their career. Unfortunately ... it becomes necessary at times to defend themselves," Jacobs told reporters.

Columbus police Chief Kim Jacobs holds up a picture of what she says is a BB gun like Tyree King's.

The man who shot King, Officer Bryan Mason, a nine-year veteran of the force, will be placed on leave for at least a week during an investigation, Jacobs said.

Attorneys who represent the teen's family released a statement saying what police described is "out of his normal character."

Lawyer Sean Walton said there are witnesses who do not corroborate what authorities say happened.

"There are allegations that have been made regarding his actions, and those allegations cannot be taken as factual until a thorough, unbiased investigation has taken place," he added.

The chief and Mayor Andrew Ginther expressed condolences to the boy's family. They said the investigation into whether the officer's gunfire was justified will take time.

Ginther called the child's death troubling and said it should be a "call to action for our entire community."

"Why is it that a 13-year-old would have nearly an exact replica of a police firearm on him in our neighborhoods -- an eighth-grader involved in very, very dangerous conduct in one of our neighborhoods?" Ginther said.

"A 13-year-old is dead in the city of Columbus because of our obsession with guns," he said.

Neither Ohio nor the city of Columbus restrict possession of guns like BB guns -- which use air instead of gunpowder to project ammunition -- by age.

The shooting happened after a man told police that a group had pulled a gun on him and stole an unspecified amount of money, police said.

Officers eventually saw three people matching the alleged robbers' descriptions, and two of them -- including King -- ran, police said.

When officers caught up to them and tried to arrest them in an alley, King pulled what appeared to be a handgun from his waistband, and Mason shot him, police said.

The weapon turned out to be a BB gun with a laser sight attachment designed to help a shooter's aim, according to police.

At Thursday's news conference, Jacobs held a picture of an example of the type of BB gun she said was involved.

The gun "turns out not to be a firearm in the sense that it fires real bullets, but ... it looks like a firearm that can kill you."

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Police spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner said investigators didn't yet know whether the BB gun had been fired.

A person who was with King was interviewed and released pending further investigation. Others are being sought, police said.

Jacobs said Mason's future with the department beyond the period of administrative leave depends on the investigation. Mason will need to see a psychologist before being allowed to return to duty, she said.

"I will not let an officer out on the street to perform their job if I do not trust them," Jacobs said.

She said results of the investigation would be sent to the county prosecutor, whom she expects will convene a grand jury to determine whether charges should be filed against the officer.

Mason has shot and killed someone while on duty before. In 2012, while responding to a 911 call at a Columbus home, Mason fatally shot an armed man, said Weiner, the police spokesman.

The officer's actions were found to be within policy, so Mason was not disciplined, Weiner said. The police department gave Mason an award for bravery in 2010.

The family said in its statement that King was a boy who liked what a lot of teenagers liked. He played football, hockey and soccer and did gymnastics.

"Tyre was a child who was loved and cherished by his family," attorney Chanda L. Brown said.

Diego Hansard, a cousin, said King was a laid-back teen who wanted to have fun, but was already planning for his future.

"He was light years ahead of people his age," Hansard said. "He's 13 and talking about how he wanted to own a business. He talked like a person who envisioned a brighter future."

Ohio only regulates air guns in rest areas and roadside parks. State law bans the exhibition, use or firing of pellet, BB and airsoft guns in those areas.

According to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, 23 states and the District of Columbia regulate non-powder guns and 11 of them place age restrictions.

Hannah Shearer, a staff attorney for the San Francisco-based organization, said the mass proliferation of all types of guns in public spaces leads to disastrous problems.

And one factor about air guns compounds the dangers, she said.
"Their proliferation in public is dangerous for the same reasons traditional firearms are, but also for an additional reason: they endanger kids who carry them in instances where someone (like a police officer) mistakes it for a different type of weapon," Shearer said.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission says about four people are killed each year by BB or pellet guns. It recommends that children younger than 16 not be allowed to shoot such guns.
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Imitation handguns are banned where I live, and this is why.

People were committing robberies wth them.

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Low life Ghetto Trash Thug Criminal Subclass worshiping...Black CULTCHA kills another.

And the piece of cr*p 'parents'?

Where were they?

Everybody knows NOT to point guns at cops.

EVERYBODY.

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Imitation handguns are banned where I live, and this is why.

People were committing robberies wth them.
Pre 1870 guns can be exact replicas here, anything post 1870 can also be an exact replicas but a certain percentage of it has to be brightly coloured so it's obvious it's not real. There are exceptions of course, gun clubs, antique dealers etc.....

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Low life Ghetto Trash Thug Criminal Subclass worshiping...Black CULTCHA kills another.

And the piece of cr*p 'parents'?

Where were they?

Everybody knows NOT to point guns at cops.

Back on form eh Oswald.
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Re: Ohio Police Shoot and Kill 13 Year Old Boy Who Pulled Out a BB Gun

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Real guns vs fake guns



The next three images all compare real handguns to fake ones. The first, you can only tell the difference if you notice the smaller pellet barrel inside the gun on the right.





Many people discuss the orange tip, as though it’s a failsafe. First of all, that orange tip isn’t going to be visible in the dark or from a distance. Second, what prevents someone from painting the tip of a real gun orange, like this one?



Or like these? There have been reports that certain gangs have been encouraging their members to paint the fronts of their guns orange.



Even the “clearly” fake guns can’t be taken lightly. Fun kids toy, right? Nope, fully functioning pistol.



This is an actual water gun that has been modified to fit over a real, functioning shotgun.



You can see the two separate pieces here.



Fully functional pistol, painted and modified to look just like a drill.




An important rule to know. If it looks like a gun in any way, don’t point it at someone. It’s not just police. You never know who is armed.

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My home city

He dindu nuffin, was prolly on his way to college

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Kid was stupid and got his self killed, end of story.

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There seems to be no end to this madness. Criminals aren't learning and cops aren't teaching. It's like a war. It's a jungle out there man. And if this kid was so loved by his family, where the fuck were they. Why weren't they making sure the whereabouts of their son? And also if this kid was so ahead of his game, why didn't he wise up a lil?

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Real guns vs fake guns



The next three images all compare real handguns to fake ones. The first, you can only tell the difference if you notice the smaller pellet barrel inside the gun on the right.





Many people discuss the orange tip, as though it’s a failsafe. First of all, that orange tip isn’t going to be visible in the dark or from a distance. Second, what prevents someone from painting the tip of a real gun orange, like this one?



Or like these? There have been reports that certain gangs have been encouraging their members to paint the fronts of their guns orange.



Even the “clearly” fake guns can’t be taken lightly. Fun kids toy, right? Nope, fully functioning pistol.



This is an actual water gun that has been modified to fit over a real, functioning shotgun.



You can see the two separate pieces here.



Fully functional pistol, painted and modified to look just like a drill.




An important rule to know. If it looks like a gun in any way, don’t point it at someone. It’s not just police. You never know who is armed.
Well said

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