Cleveland event marks anniversary of 12-year-old boy’s death


CLEVELAND (AP) – Dozens of people have attended the first in a series of events marking the one-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of a black Cleveland boy who was carrying a pellet gun when he was shot and killed by a white police officer.

Saturday’s event at Cudell Recreation Center came one day ahead of the one-year mark since Tamir Rice was shot outside the rec center by Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann.

Cleveland.com reports that about 60 people including Tamir’s sister and mother showed up to discuss how they are dealing with their feelings.

A grand jury is hearing testimony about the shooting. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty says he hasn’t reached any conclusions about charges in the shooting of Tamir.

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