Cleveland Police name Timothy Loehmann, officer who shot Tamir Rice, 12, on west side

Posted at 1:45 PM, Nov 26, 2014

Cleveland Police have named the officer who shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice on the city's west side Saturday.

Timothy Loehmann, 26, and Frank Garmback, 46, were the officers who responded to the scene. police said. Loehman, the passenger in the car, has been on the Cleveland force since March 3, 2014, police said, and fired two shots at the boy.

Loehmann graduated from the 131st/132nd class of the Cleveland Police Academy. The department posted on its Facebook page March 3: 


Loehmann had no disciplinary record at the Cleveland Police Department. Loehmann was an Independence Police Officer for five months before he joined Cleveland, and had a clean disciplinary record at that department, as well.

He graduated from Benedictine High School and lives in Parma.

Garmback has been on the force since 2008.

Both are on administrative leave.

Rice died Sunday of his injuries after the officer shot him. The officer was dispatched to the Cudell Recreation Center for a report of a male with a gun on the playground. When the officer arrived, police said, he told Rice to raise his hands, and the boy reached for his waistband, they said.

SURVEILLANCE: Tamir Rice shot at Cudell Recreation Center