COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 13-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by a Columbus police officer investigating a report of an armed robbery will be laid to rest this weekend.
Attorneys for the family of Tyre (ty-REE’) King say funeral and visitation services will be held Saturday morning at a Columbus church.
Police say Officer Bryan Mason shot Tyre on Sept. 14 after the boy ran from investigators and pulled out a BB gun that looked like a real firearm.
Evidence in the shooting investigation will automatically be presented to a grand jury to determine if the officer’s actions were justified or charges are warranted.
Tyre’s family has called for an independent investigation.
The family’s attorneys say the eighth-grader played football and other sports, and he was in a young scholars program.