Dozens gather for vigil for Ohio boy fatally shot by police

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Posted: Feb 23, 2015 6:28 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — Groups in northeast Ohio gathered for a protest and evening vigil to honor the 12-year-old boy who was holding a pellet gun when he was fatally shot by police three months ago.

WKYC-TV (http://on.wkyc.com/1Lu5jg6 ) reports dozens attended the snowy candlelight vigil held Sunday for 12-year-old Tamir Rice near the Cleveland recreation center where he was fatally wounded. Tamir had a pellet gun when police responded to a Nov. 22 call about someone with a firearm near the center.

About a dozen protesters temporarily blocked traffic outside a police station before the vigil.

The boy's family has filed a lawsuit against the city, the officer who shot Tamir, another officer and emergency dispatchers.

The city of Cleveland in January announced the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County sheriff's office would investigate the shooting.

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Information from: WKYC-TV, http://www.wkyc.com