Police responding to alleged armed robbery in Cleveland shoot, kill 13-yr-old

Posted at 4:27 AM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-15 04:27:44-04

Police are investigating an officer's shooting of a 13-year-old boy who fled the scene of an alleged armed robbery Wednesday night, reports WSYX, a local ABC affiliate.

The victim -- identified as Tyree King -- allegedly pulled a gun from his waistband as officers pursued him and two other robbery suspects. The officer shot and struck King multiple times. The boy was rushed to a hospital and later pronounced dead at 8:22 p.m., police told WSYX.

The alleged robbery victim told officers a group of individuals approached him, one of them brandishing a gun, and demanded money, a police statement said.



Officers responded to the scene where the said they saw three males matching the victim's description of the suspects and approached them, prompting two of the males to flee on foot.

The officers followed the males to a nearby alley and attempted to take them into custody, when one suspect pulled a gun from his waistband, the police statement said.

"Crime Scene Search Unit detectives processed the shooting scene and collected what appeared to be a handgun," the statement continued. "Upon further inspection, it was determined to be a BB gun with an attached laser site."--



The officers and other suspects were not injured.