The autopsy for Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy who was shot by a Cleveland Police Officer last month, has just been released.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office said Friday, that Tamir’s death has been ruled a homicide.
Tamir was shot by First District Officer Timothy Loehmann, 26, on November 22nd, after the police were called on Tamir for holding a toy gun on a playground swing. The 911 caller said repeatedly that the gun was “probably fake” and that Tamir was a minor.
We reported extensively on this case, in cooperation with the Greater Cleveland Cop Block chapter, which has been a prominent voice of outrage against the shooting.
The report says that Tamir died of a “gunshot wound of the torso with injuries of major vessel, intestines and pelvis.”
The Medical examiners’ findings, while ruling the death a homicide, do not determine whether the homicide constitutes a crime or not.
Loehmann left his former job in law enforcement after dismal firearms training performance and review.
(Article by Moreh B.D.K.; autopsy via local WKYC)