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>> A police officer in Columbus, Ohio, fatally shooting a 13-year-old suspected of armed robbery. The boy carrying a BB gun, not an actual weapon. Tyree King, who is black, was shot multiple times by white officer Bryan Mason, who chased him and another suspect down an alley Wednesday night, when King pulled what appeared to be a real handgun from his waistband, but was simply a BB gun.
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>> We found a gun at the scene near the suspect that we were trying to apprehend. And this is what that gun looked like. In addition to this appearance, it also had a laser light attached to it, right underneath the barrel. Our officers carry a gun that looks practically identical to this weapon.
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>> King was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An investigation is underway, but social media outrage has been swift. The #TyreeKing quickly trending on Twitter. Reuters, Laila Kearney.>> One thing that's happening is people are drawing comparisons between Tyree and the 12-year-old boy, Tamir Rice, who was killed two years ago, also in Ohio, by a Cleveland police officer.
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Tamir Rice was holding a BB gun that looked a lot like a real gun. There are differences between the two cases with Tyree King, he was a suspect in a robbery, and he's still a suspect and the case is under investigation. Whereas with Tamir Rice, he was found to simply be playing with a replica gun in a park and was not, in fact, connected to any kind of crime.
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>> Columbus police say the second male who ran into the alley with King was questioned and released and that they are still looking for additional suspects.