Teen who was with boy shot by cop pleads guilty to robbery


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 19-year-old in Ohio has pleaded guilty to a robbery that happened just before Columbus police fatally shot a 13-year-old in September.

Demetrius Braxton pleaded guilty Tuesday and has agreed to testify against others as part of a plea deal.

Braxton has told police he was with a group including 13-year-old Tyre (teye-REE’) King on the night of the shooting.

Braxton told The Columbus Dispatch that Tyre had a BB gun that looked like a real firearm and wanted to rob someone.

Police say Tyre was shot after he ran from an officer investigating the armed robbery and pulled out what appeared to be a gun.

The case will go to a grand jury following a police investigation to determine whether officers will face charges.

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