BOY, 13, WITH BB GUN SHOT BY PO­LICE

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

CHICAGO: An of­fi­cer re­spond­ing to re­ports of a rob­bery shot and killed a 13-year-old boy in Colum­bus, Ohio af­ter he drew what turned out to be a BB gun, a type of air gun that shoots pel­lets, po­lice said. The Colum­bus po­lice depart­ment said it was in­ves­ti­gat­ing the death on Wed­nes­day night of Tyree King, the lat­est in a string of of­fi­cer-in­volved shoot­ings that have fu­elled protests and na­tional de­bate about polic­ing tac­tics in US cities. King was pro­nounced dead af­ter be­ing shot mul­ti­ple times. – AFP

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