WATCH | Extended Tamir Rice shooting video released

Jan. 8, 2015: An additional 30 minutes of video from the Tamir Rice shooting has been released. The new footage shows the moments immediately after the 12-year-old boy was shot and killed by police last November outside the Cudell Recreation Center.

CLEVELAND -- New video has been released that shows the moments immediately after 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a Cleveland officer.

The new 30-minute video outside the Cudell Recreation Center begins shortly before Tamir is shot. The fresh footage shows what happened moments later as somebody is seen walking in from the left side of the screen. That person is quickly put on the ground by police and escorted into the back of the cruiser.

Although that person's identity has not been confirmed, Tamir's family says officers had placed his sister in handcuffs at the scene shortly after the shooting.

Several minutes later, additional cruisers and officers arrive, wrapping police tape around the scene.

The extended footage was released to the media Thursday morning.

The incident dates back to Saturday, Nov. 22 when police responded to the Cudell Recreation Center after a man called 911 to report somebody was waving a gun around. The caller indicated the suspect was pointing a gun at people, but suggested it was "probably fake."

Tamir was in possession of an "airsoft" gun, which authorities say was indistinguishable from a deadly firearm. Cleveland Police say Tamir did not follow orders to put his hands up.

Tamir's autopsy report, which was released Dec. 12, says the boy died from a gunshot wound to the torso with "injuries of major vessel, intestines and pelvis." According to the report, the gunshot entered the left side of his abdomen. Tamir was listed as 5'7" tall and weighed 195 pounds.

Watch the first half of the Tamir shooting video, which was released several days after the incident:

Attorneys representing the Rice family issued a statement in response to the release of the extended footage:

"The extended version of the Tamir Rice shooting video released this morning by the Cleveland
Police Department fully supports the initial account provided by the Rice family.
This video shows in crystal-clear HD that the responding officers acted inappropriately and
recklessly, both in how they handled the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice and the events that
immediately followed. The family is outraged that rather than comfort a sister coming to the aid of her dying brother,
the officers instead manhandled and tackled her, cuffed her and thoughtlessly tossed her in the
back of a patrol car. It is painfully obvious that these Cleveland Police Department officers lacked even the most
basic elements of training."

Stay with WKYC as this story develops.


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