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12-yr-old boy with fake gun dies after being shot by US officer

A 12-year-old boy shot by police after apparently grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds on Sunday, a day after officers responded to an emergency call about someone waving a ‘probably fake’ gun at a playground. One officer fired twice after the boy pulled the fake weapon, which was lacking the orange safety indicator found on the muzzle, from his waistband but had not pointed it at police, deputy chief Ed said.  The boy did not make any verbal threats after being told to raise his hands, Tomba said.


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