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Vigil Held For Teen Killed By Columbus Police

Dozens of people gathered for a vigil last night on the near east side, near where a white Columbus police officer shot and killed a 13-year-old African-American boy who police say pulled a real-looking pellet gun from his waistband. Tyre King was killed during a chase Wednesday night near South 18th Avenue and Capital Street.  A pastor led the crowd in prayer and said what happened to King wasn't right. Police say King ran from officers investigating a reported armed robbery and was shot in a confrontation in an alley. Police chief Kim Jacbos say it's important to let the investigation play out and avoid comparisons to the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland. Both cases involve a white police officer fatally shooting a black boy with a pellet gun.

The boy's family is calling for an independent investigation.

Mike Foley joined WCBE in February 2000, coming from WUFT in Gainesville, Florida. Foley has worked in various roles, from producing news and feature stories to engineering Live From Studio A sessions. A series of music features Foley started in 2018 called Music Journeys has grown into a podcast and radio show. He also assists in developing other programs in WCBE's Podcast Experience. Foley hosts The Morning Mix, a weekday music show featuring emerging and established musicians, our Columbus-area and Ohio-based talent, and additional artists that inspire him.
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