Sunday, 30 November 2014
The police officers who shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice while he was holding a BB gun did not give him first aid and watched him lie in agony for four minutes, Cleveland authorities have revealed.
Footage shows rookie Timothy Loehmann shooting the youngster within two seconds of his squad car arriving at the scene last weekend following a 911 call that said the weapon was 'probably fake'.
'The under six Nippers were digging in the sand and they found it,' one surf lifesaver, who did not wish to be named, told Daily Mail Australia.
'It's just awful. It will have traumatised the poor the kids for life, no matter how much counseling they get.'