A rumor spread on Twitter last night that the NYPD had shot and killed a 13-year-old kid who allegedly had a gun:

You see, somehow it should be OK to let 13-year-olds walk around with guns, or something (this is the same guy who tried to get the Target manager fired over an electric toothbrush):

This rumor, however, was wrong. The person shot was 34-years-old and the reason the NYPD was forced to shoot him was that he had just shot someone else and refused to drop his weapon:

NYPD says the incident was “not related to the protests”:

More from the NYPD:

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