Boy With Pellet Gun Warned by Friend Before Police Shooting

Hours before a 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer, the friend who had loaned Tamir Rice a pellet gun warned him to be careful because it looked real. Documents released Saturday by the prosecutor handling the racially charged case detail the moments before the brief, deadly encounter — and how the responding officers seemed almost shell-shocked as the boy lay bleeding outside a rec center. The Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department turned over its investigation to the county prosecutor's office on June 3.



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