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Police: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear'

Cleveland police: Video 'clear' on officer's shooting of boy who had gun that looked real
John P. Coyne And Kantele Franko, The Associated Press

CLEVELAND - A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.

The boy was confronted Saturday by officers responding to a 911 call about a male who appeared to be pulling a gun in and out of his pants.

Police: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear'

Cleveland police: Video 'clear' on officer's shooting of boy who had gun that looked real
John P. Coyne And Kantele Franko, The Associated Press

CLEVELAND - A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.

The boy was confronted Saturday by officers responding to a 911 call about a male who appeared to be pulling a gun in and out of his pants.

The 911 caller said the gun was "probably fake," then added, "I don't know if it's real or not." Deputy Chief Edward Tomba said Monday that he didn't know whether a dispatcher shared that information with responding officers.

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