September 2016: Police Officer Shoots and Kills 13-Year-Old in Columbus

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of September 2016.

1. Native Mosquitoes in Miami Test Positive for Zika 2. ITT Tech Closes its Doors 3. Wells Fargo Fined 4. U.S. Open Winners 5. Miss Arkansas Wins Miss America 6. NCAA Leaves North Carolina 7. U.S. and Israel Reach $38 Billion Deal 8. Government Recalls Samsung Note 7 9. Police Kill Tyre King in Columbus 10. Playwright Edward Albee Dies 11. Tensions Mount Over Dakota Access Pipeline 12. Police Kill Terence Crutcher in Tulsa 13. Bombs in New York and New Jersey 14. ISIS Claims Responsibility for Nine Stabbed at Minnesota Mall 15. Sound of Music's Charmian Carr Dies 16. Police Kill Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte 17. Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce 18. Billionaire Leon Cooperman Charged with Insider Trading 19. Millions Are Compromised in Yahoo Hack 20. Man Armed with Shotgun Kills Five in Burlington, Wash. 21. Golf Legend Arnold Palmer Dies 22. Pitcher José Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident 23. Clinton v. Trump in First Presidential Debate 24. Police Kill Black Man in San Diego 25. Congress Denies Obama's Veto 26. School Shooting in South Carolina 27. Train Crash in Hoboken, New Jersey
Police Officer Shoots and Kills 13-Year-Old in Columbus
Image of Black Lives Matter protest for Tyre King
On September 14, 2016, a 13-year-old African-American boy, Tyre King, is shot to death by a police officer in Columbus, Ohio. The boy, a robbery suspect chased into an alley, is confronted by police and pulls out a BB gun. The gun looks identical to a real one used by police officers in Ohio. When he pulls out the BB gun, Officer Bryan Mason opens fire, injuring King, who later dies at the hospital.
Photo source: AP Photo/John Minchillo
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