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Robbery suspect linked to slain Ohio boy due in court

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COLUMBUS, OH (AP) -

A 19-year-old robbery suspect linked to the 13-year-old Ohio boy shot fatally by Columbus police faces a court appearance.

Demetrius Braxton had told The Columbus Dispatch that he was with 13-year-old Tyre King on Sept. 14 and that Tyre had a BB gun that looked like a real firearm and wanted to rob someone for money.

Columbus police arrested Braxton on a robbery charge Saturday afternoon near the Ohio State University campus.

Braxton is scheduled for a Monday morning municipal court appearance. It's not clear whether he has an attorney yet.

Police say Tyre pulled a weapon from his waistband that looked like a real handgun.

Both police and attorneys for Tyre's family have publicly pleaded for anyone with information about what happened to come forward.

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