The boy killed by a Cleveland cop over a fake gun has been laid to rest amid tears.
Tamir Rice’s family and friends mourned his death at the Mount Sinai Baptist Church on Wednesday morning, calling for justice for a life “snuffed out like a candle in the wind,” according to NBC News.
The 12-year-old died last month after Officer Tim Loehmann shot him twice in the chest at a Cleveland park without a moment’s hesitation after allegedly witnessing the boy reaching for a gun in his waistband.
The well-liked student at Marion C. Seltzer School, whose teacher, Carletta Goodwin, remembered as always singing at his desk, had only been in possession of a pellet gun.
“Tamir consistently came to school every day,” Goodwin said, as reported byNBC. “He would tap on his desk, he would sing to himself. I would say, ‘OK, that’s enough,’ because he would get the rest of the class going.”