Hundreds at funeral for Ohio boy, 13, fatally shot by police

AP , Saturday 24 Sep 2016

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.

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