Officer Timothy Loehman shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice while he was playing in a park. According to the autopsy report released today, Rice died from a gunshot wound to the torso with “injuries of major vessel, intestines and pelvis.”
According to reports and video surveillance, Rice was playing in the park with a toy airsoft gun that shoots plastic pellets. Rice was shot less than two seconds after the police car pulled up beside him in the park.
The family released this statement after watching the surveillance video: “It is our belief that this situation could have been avoided and that Tamir should still be here with us, the video shows one thing distinctly: the police officers reacted quickly.”
Below is the autopsy report released today: