(Reuters) – A 12-year-old boy who was shot by police after he brandished a pellet gun at a Cleveland recreation center died on Sunday from his injuries, officials said.
The boy was identified as Tamir E. Rice, 12, of Cleveland by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner.
Rice was shot in the abdomen by a city officer at a playground on the city’s west side on Saturday, said Timothy Kucharski, an attorney for the boy’s family.
According to the recording of a 911 call, a witness at the Cudell Recreation Center park told the police dispatcher that he saw somebody with a pistol and he was pointing it at people.
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