Cleveland officer shot a 12-year-old boy outside a city recreation center late Saturday afternoon after the boy pulled a fake gun from his waistband, according to police.
“The guy keeps pulling it in and out…it’s probably fake, but he’s scaring the s*** out of people,” he added. the rookie officer saw a black gun sitting on the table, and he saw the boy pick up the gun and put it in his waistband, Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association President Jeffrey Follmer said.
When the officer got out of the car, he told the boy to put his hands up.
That’s when the boy reached into his waistband, pulled out the BB gun and the rookie officer fired two shots.
The child did not threaten the officer verbally or physically. The weapon was not pointed at police officers.
The child was shot in the stomach and transported to a local hospital. He’s listed in serious condition.
The boy whose name has not been officially released died early Sunday morning, a police union official confirmed.
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