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Protests To Continue Over Fatal Police Shooting Of Columbus Teen

A protester disrupts Columbus City Council's meeting on Monday calling for an independent investigation of the fatal police shooting of Tyre King.
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A group calling for an independent investigation after an Ohio officer fatally shot a 13-year-old boy while investigating a reported armed robbery is returning to downtown Columbus to protest.

The group says it will hold a demonstration Monday afternoon outside City Hall.

Dozens of demonstrators packed city council chambers a week ago. They shouted down the council president and brought the meeting to a halt.

Columbus police say Tyre King was shot Sept. 14 after he ran from an officer investigating a reported armed robbery and pulled out a BB gun that looked like a real firearm.

Protest organizers say they don't trust the police to investigate themselves. They also want more money spent on violence prevention programs.

Authorities say the investigation will be presented to a grand jury.