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