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CLEVELAND-- A Cuyahoga County Probate Court judge approved a $6 million settlement in the case of a 12-year-old boy shot and killed by Cleveland police.

Officers were called to the Cudell Recreation Center on Cleveland's west side on Nov. 22, 2014 for the report of a man with a gun. Police confronted 12-year-old Tamir Rice near the rec center gazebo and shot him when they said he refused to drop the weapon.

The gun turned out to be an airsoft pistol.

In April, the city of Cleveland and the Rice family agreed to the settlement in the wrongful death case. Cleveland will pay half this year and half next year.

A grand jury did not incident Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehmann in the deadly shooting.

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