The Smithsonian Museum wants to preserve the gazebo where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed. The city of Cleveland was supposed to demolish the gazebo this week, but has agreed to hold off for 30 days.
Since Rice’s murder, the gazebo has become a makeshift memorial. The museum’s senior history curator says the museum is talking with representatives from Black Lives Matter about options to preserve the structure.
Rice was killed while playing with a pellet gun after a police officer mistook it for a real gun.
Rice family attorney says they support relocating the gazebo and displaying it in a museum.