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Vigil Marks 13th Birthday of Slain Cleveland Boy Tamir Rice

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A candlelight vigil was under way in Cleveland to remember Tamir Rice, the unarmed African-American boy shot to death by police last year, on what would have been his 13th birthday.

The vigil was held at Cudell Recreation Center, where Cleveland police Officer Timothy Loehmann killed Tamir on Nov. 22. Loehmann and his partner were responding to a report of a man with a gun, but Tamir had only a toy pellet gun.

"It's been eight months," Tamir's mother, Samira Rice, said in a statement. "While I am crushed, and I struggle daily with the loss of my son, I will not rest until those men who were responsible for taking my son's life are prosecuted."

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty told reporters Wednesday that he expects to complete his investigation in "a matter of months."