CLEVELAND, Ohio — Authorities on Wednesday released surveillance video to FOX8 of the officer-involved shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
The video shows that a police officer shot Tamir no more than two seconds after the officer and a partner pulled up in a car to investigate reports that someone was brandishing a gun at a park, police said Wednesday.
Warning: Below is the surveillance video that was released by Cleveland police at the request of Tamir’s family. We are not showing the shooting out of respect to Tamir’s family. Some may still find the video to be disturbing. The surveillance video contains no audio.
Rice actually had what turned out to be an air gun that looked like a real firearm. He died Sunday, the day after he was shot.
One of the officers, yelling out the car window, told Rice three times to “show your hands” before Rice was shot, Deputy Chief Ed Tomba of the Cleveland Division of Police told reporters.
Police are investigating the shooting, and the two officers are on leave from their jobs.