Family and friends of Tyre King, a 13-year-old boy shot and killed by police on September 14, gathered with activists and other members of the community for a vigil in his honor on Thursday, September 15.
Speakers at the vigil included King’s sister, named by the uploader of the videos as Marshay Caldwell, as well as local pastor Rev. Dr. Susan K Smith, and Mr. Aramis, the statewide coordinator for the Ohio People’s Justice Project.
Also in attendance were Tyre King’s football teammates, named as the Columbus Day Stars by the uploader of the video.
Tyre King was shot and killed by police during an incident in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, September 14. Police said King was involved in a robbery and was carrying a BB gun that was ‘nearly identical’ to the type of guns the Columbus PD officers carry, according to Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs. Credit: Facebook/By Their Strange Fruit