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Funeral to Be Held for 13-Year-Old Ohio Boy Shot by Police

Police say an officer shot Tyre King after the boy pulled out a BB gun that looked like a real firearm

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    Candles and a bouquet of flowers sit in the alley where Tyre King was fatally shot by a police officer investigating a reported armed robbery, Friday, Sept. 16, in Columbus, Ohio. Authorities say the fatal police shooting of King, who officers said pulled a BB gun from his waistband that looked like a real weapon will be investigated thoroughly to determine if charges are warranted. Evidence from Wednesday, Sept. 14 shooting will automatically be presented to a grand jury.

    A 13-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by a Columbus police officer investigating a report of an armed robbery will be laid to rest this weekend.

    Attorneys for the family of Tyre King say funeral and visitation services will be held Saturday morning 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 automatically 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 football and other sports, and he was in a young scholars program.