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Dozens gather for vigil for Ohio boy fatally shot by police

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Groups in northeast Ohio gathered for a protest and evening vigil to honor the 12-year-old boy who was holding a pellet gun when he was fatally shot by police three months ago.

Dozens attended the snowy candlelight vigil held Sunday for 12-year-old Tamir Rice near the Cleveland recreation center where he was fatally wounded. Tamir had a pellet gun when police responded to a Nov. 22 call about someone with a firearm near the center.

About a dozen protesters temporarily blocked traffic outside a police station before the vigil.

The boy's family has filed a lawsuit against the city, the officer who shot Tamir, another officer and emergency dispatchers.

The city of Cleveland in January announced the Cuyahoga County sheriff's office would investigate the shooting.

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