Teen who was with boy shot by cops pleads guilty to robbery


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A young man has pleaded guilty to a robbery that happened just before Ohio police fatally shot a 13-year-old boy who was with him.

Nineteen-year-old Demetrius Braxton pleaded guilty Tuesday. He’s agreed to testify against others as part of a plea deal.

Braxton told Columbus police he was with a group including 13-year-old Tyre (ty-REE’) King the night of the September shooting. He told The Columbus Dispatch newspaper Tyre had a BB gun that looked like a real firearm and wanted to rob someone.

Police say Tyre was shot after he ran from an officer and pulled out what appeared to be a gun.

A King family attorney says Tyre was running away and wasn’t posing a threat.

The case will go to a grand jury following a police investigation to determine whether officers will face charges.

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