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Protest planned in Ohio over fatal police shooting of teen

Posted: 7:04 AM, Sep 26, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-26 07:04:03-04

A group calling for an independent investigation after an Ohio officer fatally shot a 13-year-old boy while investigating a reported armed robbery is planning a protest in downtown Columbus.

The group says it will hold a demonstration Monday afternoon outside City Hall.

Columbus police say Tyre King was shot Sept. 14 after he ran from an officer investigating a reported armed robbery and pulled out a BB gun that looked like a real firearm .

Protest organizers say they don't trust the police to investigate themselves. They also want more money spent on violence prevention programs.

Authorities say the investigation will be presented for a grand jury.

The head of the local police union says the officer who shot the boy did what he had to do in that situation.