An Ohio boy known as Tyree King was shot and killed during a police altercation.
The circumstance surrounding his death will likely mean the media will go into another frenzied about the oppression of African Americans under the thumb of police brutality. Here is what we know so far.
Fox News reported the following,
“Police said officers were responding to a report of an armed robbery involving multiple suspects. When they arrived on the scene, they said the victim told them that a group of people approached him and demanded money. The victim said that one of them had a gun.
Police said the officers saw three males matching the descriptions of the suspects and tried to speak with them, when two of the suspects fled on foot. “Officers followed the males to the alley … and attempted to take them into custody when one suspect pulled a gun from his waistband,” police said in a statement early Thursday. “One officer shot and struck the suspect multiple times.
Police said upon further investigation it was determined that King’s gun was actually a BB gun with an attached laser sight.”
Despite the fact it was a BB gun what most people don’t realize is how strikingly similar the gun is to an actual firearm. Look below.
It is unknown the type and brand of BB gun the victim had, but it is likely similar to these pictures. Which means the Black Lives Matter movement will probably hone in on the fact that King had a BB gun and not an actual gun which made him harmless. However, people will so easily forget the jaw dropping similarities.
When responding to an armed robbery it is no wonder why the police officer responsible for King’s death mistook it for an actual gun. Nobody can fault him for that. But the Black Lives Matter people will.
However, a well known activist whose narrative is to trash law enforcement officers has taken to social media once again to bash cops. It is none other than Shaun King. Look at his tweets below.
It is always easy to make judgments from the outside looking in.