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CLEVELAND BOY, 12, DIES AFTER BEING SHOT BY OFFICER FOR BRANDISHING REPLICA HANDGUN

A 12-year-old Cleveland boy who allegedly had a replica handgun in his waistband died early Sunday after being shot by a police officer, his family said.

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An attorney for Tamir Rice said the boy died while being treated at a local hospital.

The child was at the Cudell Recreation Center at 3:30 p.m. Saturday when police responded to a report of the child waving the gun around and scaring people, according to TV station WOIO.

He was listed in critical condition and after undergoing surgery Saturday night, the station reported.

“There’s a guy in here with a pistol. It’s probably fake, but he’s pointing it at everybody,” the witness told authorities, according to the 911 call released to the station. “It’s probably fake but, you know what? It’s scaring the s— out of everybody.”

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