(ABC NEWS) As authorities investigate an officer's shooting of a 13-year-old boy who fled the scene of an alleged armed robbery in Columbus, Ohio, the city's mayor called the death "troubling" and asked for "patience," saying an investigation "takes time."
The young victim -- identified as Tyree King -- pulled what looked like handgun from his waistband as officers pursued him and two other robbery suspects Wednesday night. The officer shot and struck Tyree multiple times. The boy was rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead that night, police told ABC affiliate WSYX. The weapon has since been determined to be a BB gun.
Columbus Chief of Police Kim Jacobs this morning called the shooting a "tragedy," saying that after all the evidence is gathered, the investigation will be turned over to the prosecutor's office, which will present it to a grand jury to determine if criminal charges should be filed.
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