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December 12th, 2014
08:56 PM ET

Cleveland police killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice ruled a homicide

The death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot by a Cleveland police officer has been ruled a homicide, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office said Friday.

Police say Rice was pointing a pellet gun at people shortly before officers pulled up and shot him mistaking the pellet gun for a real firearm.

Is this enough to indict the officer?

CNN's Joe Johns is OutFront.


Filed under: Justice • News • Tamir Rice
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  1. JOHN SUMMERVILLE

    these officers should be arrested and prosecute the officers and get the dispatcher and caller in for accessories to murder of the 12 year old boy

    December 13, 2014 at 5:27 pm | Reply
  2. Collin Lamey

    A homicide means that the death was caused by someone and we saw that on video. Is it justifiable? When I was a kid I use to love playing with toy guns so it could have been me. I personally believe the fact that it was a black kid was a factor.

    December 13, 2014 at 12:30 am | Reply

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