13-year old Tyree King killed during police chase.
13-year old Tyree King was shot and killed on Wednesday night by Ohio Police, after allegedly pulling a bb gun out of his waistband during a chase.
According to reports, officers were responding to reports of an armed robbery when they spotted King and two others who matched the suspects description. When officers approached the trio, King and one of the other boys ran down an alley and that's when he allegedly pulled his bb gun. He was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
A crime unit investigating the scene confirmed that the weapon King pulled out, which was originally thought to be a handgun, was a bb gun with a laser attached to it. The other suspect was questioned but later released- it's unclear whether they were involved in the armed robbery.
The Columus Ohio Police released the following statement regarding the shooting.
OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING: Armed robbery suspect fatally shot after pulling gun while police tried to make arrest. pic.twitter.com/03oiR38B8f— Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) September 15, 2016