Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir, the 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer, speaks as Leonard Warner, Tamir's father, listens during a news conference in Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 8, 2014.
Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir, the 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer, speaks as Leonard Warner, Tamir's father, listens during a news conference in Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 8, 2014. Tony Dejak—AP

Cleveland Asks Family of Tamir Rice to Pay $500 Ambulance Bill

The city of Cleveland filed a claim against the estate of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old fatally shot by police in 2014, seeking $500 in reimbursement for the ambulance ride.

Assistant Law Director Carl Meyer filed the creditor's claim in Cuyahoga County Probate Court on Wednesday, NBC affiliate WKYC reported.

Tamir was shot in the torso by Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann on Nov. 22, 2014, after responding to a report of a "male with a gun" on the swings at a city park.

It turned out the boy had a pellet gun. Tamir died at the hospital the next morning.

"The Rice family is. . .

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