COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A defense attorney has raised concerns about the “prejudicial” effect of releasing the juvenile records of a 19-year-old robbery suspect linked to the Ohio boy who was shot fatally by Columbus police last week.
Demetrius Braxton had told The Columbus Dispatch that he was with 13-year-old Tyre (teye-REE’) King on Sept. 14 and that Tyre had a BB gun that looked like a real firearm and wanted to rob someone for money.
Police say Tyre pulled a weapon from his waistband that looked like a real handgun.
Columbus police arrested Braxton on a robbery charge Saturday.
Judge Eileen Paley granted defense attorney Marcus Ross’ request to waive Braxton’s initial court appearance Monday after he raised the records issue. She set a Sept. 27 hearing.
Braxton remains held without bond.