NYC Cops Fatally Shoot Teen Who They Say was Armed

Sunday, March 10, 2013

crime scene, police, police tape (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

Two police officers in New York City fatally shot a teenage boy who they said pointed a gun at them after they approached him on a Brooklyn street, authorities said.

The 16-year-old, identified as Kimani Gray, was with a group of other males Saturday night, police said, but left when he saw police in an unmarked car. Authorities said the boy was acting suspicious, and the officers approached him.

According to police, the boy then pointed a .38-caliber revolver at the officers, who responded by shooting him. The teen was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital.

"The cops, they just jumped out of the car so fast," 16-year-old Devonte Brown told the Daily News. "They started shooting him and he went down, he was bleeding, holding his side, screaming, `stop, stop,"' Brown said.

Akeem Brown, 15, said. "We didn't know he had a gun." Police said a loaded .38-caliber revolver was recovered at the scene.

Authorities said the officers were treated for trauma and tinnitus and were in stable condition. The NYPD did not release their names.

The shooting was the second involving police and civilians on Saturday.

Another man was shot in the torso on Staten Island on Saturday afternoon when two detectives and a police officer attempted to stop a driver who they believed had a gun. Police say when the officers approached the man's car he pinned one of the detectives with his car and was seen reaching for a weapon.

That's when another officer fired his weapon.

The man is facing charges including assault on a police officer and criminal possession of a loaded firearm.


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