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Tamir Rice Was Told To Show Hands, Threat Was Real: Officer

Finally a statement has been released by the white Cleveland police officer who shot a 12-year-old black boy Tamir Rice for carrying a pellet gun last year on November 22.

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office released the signed statement without mentioning the name of the boy who is alleged not to have obeyed the commands of rookie officer but was seen pulling a weapon out of his waist band.

Officer Timothy Loehmann said he knew the weapon being pulled out was a gun and he thereafter shot him twice outside a recreation center.

Later it was found the weapon was nothing of threat but an airsoft-type gun that shoots plastic pellets.

The officer and his team responded on the day after a 911 caller reported a man was waving a gun, which might not be real and the person may be a juvenile. It is said the complete information was not passed on to the officers.