Tamir Rice was shot and killed 165 days ago. He has yet to be buried. His mother is living in a homeless shelter.
In November 2014, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was playing with a toy gun in a park on the west side of Cleveland when Officer Timothy Loehmann, mistaking the toy for a real weapon, shot him twice. It’s been 165 days since his death and the boy has yet to be buried, according to a court motion filed Monday by his family. The shooting has “shattered the life of the Rice family,” the motion states. The pain does not subside when protests end and news crews leave.