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

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.

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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.

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