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13-year-old Tyree King shot and killed by Ohio police

A Columbus, Ohio, police officer shot and killed a 13-year-old boy, identified as Tyree King. The officer was attempting to detain King on Wednesday night in connection to a robbery, according to NBC News.

Police said in a statement that King “pulled a gun from his waistband” as officers approached him. After the fatal shooting, police recovered a BB gun from the scene, NBC reported. King was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital at 8:22 p.m. Eastern. This is a developing story.

this feels like a no brainer but i feel that it needs to be said

do not underestimate the vital importance of having friends who pull you out of yourself. who ask you to come along on group hangouts, who–when you are going through hard times–offer to buy you shit or bake you shit or just be around your general area to share space with you and crack jokes. they seem like infinitesimal acts but on a bad day, week or month they make all the difference in the world in your mentality. even if all they do is send a good morning text or message you a stupid meme. do not forget the people who pull you out of your duldrums. they’re the ones that count.