Supporters gather for vigil to honor Tamir Rice 90 days after his death

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CLEVELAND - Supporters gathered on Sunday at the 1st District Cleveland Police Station in honor of Tamir Rice who died 90 days before.

12-year-old Rice was shot and killed by Cleveland police last November when police mistook his airsoft pistol for a real gun at Cudell Recreation Center.

Wearing red, people gathered outside of the Cudell Recreation Center on a snowy Sunday after gathering outside the 1st District Cleveland Police Station.  They were praying, singing, and chanting:  Justice for Tamir Rice

"I'm just in shock, I'm still in shock, I'm still in a nightmare and I haven't woke up yet," said Samaria Rice, Tamir's mother.

As family rallied around her, the Cleveland mother spoke with love about her 12-year old son. She knows he is never coming home.

"Tamir, my baby boy, I will dearly miss and his soul will forever live in my heart," Rice said.

"I just know we are going to get justice for Tamir," she added.

The  Ohio Bureau of Investigation was asked by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department in early January to assist in crime scene technical support and firearm forensic testing.

The Department of Justice is also investigating the Cleveland Police Department for use of excessive force following a deadly police chase, Tanisha Anderson's death and Rice's death.


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