ISLAMABAD – Following the foot prints of Pakistani police, a 12-year-old African American boy carrying artificial gun in the US state of Ohio has died after a Cleveland police officer opened fire on him.
The shooting took place outside a recreation center on Saturday afternoon. The boy died from his wounds on Sunday morning.
Cleveland Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said police received a call warning of someone pointing a gun at people outside the Cudell Recreation Center.
He added that the boy was told to raise his hands, but he refused to comply with the orders and reached for his gun that turned out to be a replica.
Tomba said one officer fired two shots after the boy pulled the fake gun from his waistband, admitting that the boy had not pointed the “weapon” at police.
The injured boy was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Sunday morning.
In Pakistan there are number of cases in which police shoot young boys in fake encounters.
In October 2014 Karachi police took life of a passer-by in Karachi’s North Nazimabad area, police killed Muhammad Asad, a young boy who was taking sweets back home after getting his first salary.
On October 8, guards of former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s son fired on 24 year old Malik Tahir Malik Tahir, who was allegedly trying to overtake their vehicle.
Malik Tahir of Wapda Town was going on a motorbike in Y Block of DHA along with his brother Waheed at the time of the incident.