Officer who shot Tyre King returns to the force in new role

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus police officer who fatally shot 13-year-old Tyre King has returned to the force, although not in his prior assignment as a patrol officer.

The Columbus Dispatch reports 31-year-old Bryan Mason is performing administrative desk work at the police training academy while the investigation into King’s Sept. 14 death continues.

Chief Kim Jacobs says officials have been discussing where Mason will work in the future because he likely won’t be back on patrol.

Mason was just two days into a new assignment when he responded to a robbery call in Olde Town East. There he encountered 19-year-old Demeterius Braxton and King, who fled.

Police say Mason shot King after the teen reached for the gun used in the robbery, which turned out to be a real-looking BB gun. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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