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Tamir Rice's Estate Named In Legal Claim For Unpaid Ambulance Bill

Tamir Rice

The city of Cleveland has filed a legal claim against the estate of Tamir Rice over a $500 bill for an ambulance ride.

The 12-year-old Rice was fatally shot by police in 2014 while holding what turned out to be a toy gun. Someone had called 911 to say someone was on a playground waving a gun that could be fake.

Rice was shot by Officer Timothy Loehman two seconds after he arrived on the scene. A grand jury declined to indict the officer who shot Rice.

The claim was filed by the city Wednesday in the Cuyahoga County Probate Court.

A release from the attorney for Rice’s family says they’re disturbed by the city’s behavior, which they call callous and insensitive.