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There Is Something Wrong in This Country': Full Inquiry Promised in Fatal Police Shooting of Boy, 13


"... a 13-year-old is dead in the city of Columbus because of our obsession with guns and violence."

Community members light candles during a vigil for 13-year-old Tyre King Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. King was shot and killed by Columbus police Wednesday evening. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old Columbus boy who officers said pulled a BB gun from his waistband that looked like a real weapon will be investigated thoroughly, authorities said, to determine if charges are warranted.

In a killing with unavoidable echoes of the Tamir Rice case out of Cleveland, a Columbus officer responding to a report of a $10 armed robbery shot a young boy Wednesday night after he pulled out a BB gun that looked "practically identical" to the weapon that police officers use, authorities said.

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