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US police shooting: 12-year-old with air gun dies

  • A police officer in Cleveland, US, shot on Saturday, November 22, a 12-year-old boy who was brandishing what later was discovered to be an air gun. The boy, who was black, later died of his injuries, according to media reports.

    The officer had responded to a call about a person holding a gun, which looked like a real gun, the police said.  

    The shooting comes as a grand jury decides whether the police officer who shot and killed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson should be charged.

     

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