The death of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy who was fatally wounded by a police officer as he played in a park has been ruled a homicide.

From Washington Post:

Tamir Rice, […] died from a “gunshot wound of torso with injuries of major vessel, intestines and pelvis,” according to an autopsy released on Friday. […]

The African American boy was fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer on Nov. 22. Officers had responded to a 911 call reporting a person pointing a gun — which turned out to be a toy pistol missing its orange safety cap. Video footage of the shooting shows Officer Timothy Loehmann, 26, shooting Tamir within seconds of arriving on the scene.

Read more at Washington Post

The death being ruled a homicide could mean very little for justice. A little more than a week ago, a grand jury decided not to indict an NYPD who fatally wounded Eric Garner, a 43-year-old unarmed Staten Island man, whose death was also ruled a homicide.

Click here to read the full autopsy report.

May justice be served.

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