Cleveland Boy With Fake Gun Dies

According to the AP, a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun died Sunday after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer responding to a 911 call about a person waving a gun in a park.

Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said the officer fired twice after the boy pulled the fake weapon ā€” which was lacking the orange safety indicator usually on the muzzle ā€” from his waistband.

The boy did not make any verbal threats toward the officer or point the gun, but reached into his waistband and grabbed it after being told to raise his hands, Tomba said.

“That’s when the officer fired,” he said.

Police said the weapon was an “airsoft” type replica gun that resembled a semi-automatic pistol. The orange safety indicator had been removed, police said.

http://news.yahoo.com/boy-fake-gun-dies-shot-ohio-officer-170034176.html

2 thoughts on “Cleveland Boy With Fake Gun Dies

    1. Or at least get started closing the “gun show” loophole (gun show buyers are exempt from background checks). The state of Washington did it.

      Most people want some more reasonable gun legislation.

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