At­tor­neys of boy shot by of­fi­cer are seek­ing wit­nesses

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - NEWS -

At­tor­neys for the fam­ily of a 13-year-old Colum­bus, Ohio, boy fa­tally shot by a po­lice­man said Fri­day they want to hear from wit­nesses, be­cause the po­lice ver­sion of events “might not be true.”

Mean­while, a 19-year-old who said he was the boy’s friend told a news­pa­per that Tyre King had a real-look­ing BB gun, was out to rob some­one and ran from po­lice.

Po­lice say an of­fi­cer who be­lieved the gun was real shot the boy Wed­nes­day night after wit­nesses re­ported a group of peo­ple had robbed a man of $10.

Rel­a­tives are still grieving and work­ing on the funeral ar­range­ments, Sean Wal­ton, an at­tor­ney for Tyre’s fam­ily, said Fri­day morn­ing. Wal­ton said he’s look­ing for peo­ple with in­for­ma­tion in the case to come for­ward.

“We just have many dif­fer­ent wit­ness ac­counts that are con­tra­dic­tory to the po­lice of­fi­cer’s ver­sion of events,” Wal­ton said.

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