COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of mourners have gathered for the funeral of a 13-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by a Columbus police officer investigating a report of an armed robbery.
A hearse carried Tyre (ty-REE’) King’s body to a cemetery where he was laid to rest on Saturday following the funeral and visitation services 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 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 sports and was in a young scholars program.