12-Year-Old With Fake Gun Shot By Cleveland Police Dies

Suzanne Robertson
The gun he was waving around at a playground was an extremely realistic looking air gun.

12-year-old Tamir E. Rice, died on Sunday, the Cuyahoga County medical examiner’s office said. He was shot in the torso at a park in Cleveland on Saturday after witnesses reported that he was waving a gun around and pointing it at people, the police said.  

Two police officers responded to the scene and ordered the boy to raise his hands. He refused and reached for a gun in his waistband. An officer fired two shots, striking the boy once, the police said.

The officers were placed on administrative leave. One officer was taken to a hospital for an ankle injury.

Meanwhile, the secret hacker group Anonymous, has claimed responsibility for taking down the the City of Cleveland's website. 

The group claims that the site was hacked because the city did not provide proper training for its officers.