Attorneys of boy shot by officer are seeking witnesses
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.