SAD: 12 Year Old Boy With Toy Gun Fatally Shot By Cleveland Police

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A 12-year-old boy with a replica gun was shot and killed by Cleveland police over the weekend.

Police authorities had received a report about a 911 call in which someone reported that a juvenile was scaring people with a gun that was “probably fake,” USA Today reports.



Officers arrived at the scene on Saturday and the boy, Tamir Rice, pulled the fake weapon. According to reports, he did not point the gun at the police or make any verbal threats. One of the policemen shot him twice in the torso. He died on Sunday at MetroHealth Medical Center.

In the aftermath of the incident, Jeff Follmer, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, said “the officers were not told the 911 caller thought the gun might be fake.”

Rice’s gun was an “airsoft”-type replica gun, a BB-gun type gun that looked like a semi-automatic pistol.

The case is currently under investigation.


Abubu86 at 24-11-2014 07:09AM (5 years ago)
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Sad. That's why we need 2 train our offspring a gud moral etiquette
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EmekaBlue at 24-11-2014 07:54AM (5 years ago)
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Stupid police
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Onyibochukwu at 24-11-2014 08:29AM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: EmekaBlue on 24-11-2014 07:54AM
Stupid police

my friend it's not the police ok, you kno how many police men and kids have lost their life in the past. why scaring people with a fake gun, tommorow he will pick up real gun and shoot!
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EmekaBlue at 24-11-2014 08:46AM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: Onyibochukwu on 24-11-2014 08:29AM
my friend it's not the police ok, you kno how many police men and kids have lost their life in the past. why scaring people with a fake gun, tommorow he will pick up real gun and shoot!
A 12yr old kid with a fake gun shot twice..come on
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morgrawl231 at 24-11-2014 09:35AM (5 years ago)
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SAD,,,,,,
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Wysetots at 24-11-2014 09:42AM (5 years ago)
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 Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry
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Aniagain at 24-11-2014 10:47AM (5 years ago)
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Why was the boy not shot in the hand Or leg if the police felt he was a threat to them? Now that oyibo police av started behaving like Nigerian Police, I wonder where we are to run to

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enyiekere at 24-11-2014 11:16AM (5 years ago)
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shop better items for your children,,,,, Huh? never include gun - be it toy, semi toy or real.
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Ennyolalekan at 24-11-2014 11:30AM (5 years ago)
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Wat ws e doin wit toy gun in d 1st place.? His Mother is to be blame
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Ken1230 at 24-11-2014 12:01PM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: EmekaBlue on 24-11-2014 08:46AM
A 12yr old kid with a fake gun shot twice..come on

What stopped the child from handing the gun over? He was practicing how he can kill many people later.
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echeeche at 24-11-2014 01:34PM (5 years ago)
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policemen
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kemija at 24-11-2014 02:39PM (5 years ago)
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would he have been shot if he were white ? just asking...
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Larry28 at 24-11-2014 04:35PM (5 years ago)
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Rip
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ObyWBabaK at 25-11-2014 12:09PM (5 years ago)
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Very Sad RIP
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DRraze at 26-11-2014 04:02AM (5 years ago)
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Because he's black these foolish cops would not be brought to book. #FailedSystem #StopRacism
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elchymo at 27-11-2014 01:53AM (5 years ago)
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Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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PoliticxGuru at 19-08-2015 02:26PM (4 years ago)
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White vs black
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innocentbola at 2-09-2015 12:41AM (4 years ago)
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RIP IN BOY
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