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Robbery suspect linked to slain Ohio boy, 13, due in court

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, file photo, Columbus, Ohio, Police Chief Kim Jacobs displays a photo of the type of BB gun police say Tyre King pulled from his waistband before he was shot and killed by a police officer investigating an armed robbery report, during a news conference in Columbus, Ohio. As Ohio authorities investigate the fatal police shooting, law enforcement agencies are grappling with suspects’ use of fake guns to commit real crimes. Some police departments say they’ve noticed an uptick in replicas. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins, File)

    FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, file photo, Columbus, Ohio, Police Chief Kim Jacobs displays a photo of the type of BB gun police say Tyre King pulled from his waistband before he was shot and killed by a police officer investigating an armed robbery report, during a news conference in Columbus, Ohio. As Ohio authorities investigate the fatal police shooting, law enforcement agencies are grappling with suspects’ use of fake guns to commit real crimes. Some police departments say they’ve noticed an uptick in replicas. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Judge Eileen Paley listens to Marcus Ross, attorney for Demetrius Braxton, as he appears on his client's behalf at Franklin County Municipal Court, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus police arrested Braxton on a robbery charge Saturday afternoon. Braxton is linked to the 13-year-old Tyre King who was shot fatally by Columbus police after an alleged robbery. Braxton had told The Columbus Dispatch that he was with King on Sept. 14 and that King had a BB gun that looked like a real firearm and wanted to rob someone for money. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Judge Eileen Paley listens to Marcus Ross, attorney for Demetrius Braxton, as he appears on his client's behalf at Franklin County Municipal Court, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus police arrested Braxton on a robbery charge Saturday afternoon. Braxton is linked to the 13-year-old Tyre King who was shot fatally by Columbus police after an alleged robbery. Braxton had told The Columbus Dispatch that he was with King on Sept. 14 and that King had a BB gun that looked like a real firearm and wanted to rob someone for money. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Marcus Ross, attorney for Demetrius Braxton, appears before Judge Eileen Paley on his client's behalf at Franklin County Municipal Court, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus police arrested Braxton on a robbery charge Saturday afternoon. Braxton is linked to the 13-year-old Tyre King who was shot fatally by Columbus police after an alleged robbery. Braxton had told The Columbus Dispatch that he was with King on Sept. 14 and that King had a BB gun that looked like a real firearm and wanted to rob someone for money. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Marcus Ross, attorney for Demetrius Braxton, appears before Judge Eileen Paley on his client's behalf at Franklin County Municipal Court, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus police arrested Braxton on a robbery charge Saturday afternoon. Braxton is linked to the 13-year-old Tyre King who was shot fatally by Columbus police after an alleged robbery. Braxton had told The Columbus Dispatch that he was with King on Sept. 14 and that King had a BB gun that looked like a real firearm and wanted to rob someone for money. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)  (The Associated Press)

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 (teye-REE') 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.