Ohio Police responding to a report of an armed robbery on Wednesday, shot and killed a 13-year-old boy.
They claimed the boy pulled a gun from his waistband, but that was later discovered to be a BB gun.
Officers were responding to a report of an armed robbery involving multiple suspects. When they got to the scene, the victim claimed that a group of people approached him and asked him for money and that one of them had a gun.
Ohio police kill 13-year old
The statement said the officers saw three males matching the description of the suspects and tried to talk to them when two of the suspects fled.
“Officers followed the males to an alley and attempted to take them into custody. This was when one suspect pulled a gun from his waistband” the police statement read. “One officer shot and struck the suspect multiple times,”
The suspect identified as Tyree King was taken to a children’s hospital where he died.
Police said upon further investigation, they determined the boy’s gun was actually a BB gun with an attached laser sight. The shooting is still under investigation.