Brooklyn Police Shoot and Kill 16-Year-Old 'Kiki' Gray After Teen Pulled Gun on Officers

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A 16-year-old Brooklyn boy was shot and killed Saturday by plain clothes police after he pointed a loaded .38-caliber revolver at them.

Kimani “Kiki” Gray was standing outside of a home in East Flatbush with a few other men around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night when police officers spotted the group. The officers have not released a statement detailing why they approached Gray and his friends, but as soon as they did, Gray split from the group. As the two cops approached him, Gray turned and pointed the revolver at them, according to police officials.

The two cops, a 30-year-old sergeant and a 26-year-old officer, reacted and shot Gray multiple times in the torso and the legs. Gray was then rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

The family has had a rough time dealing with the news. Gray’s mother, Carol Gray, fainted and was hospitalized herself when she found out he had died. Gray’s cousin Malike Vernon, 19, is also struggling with why Gray had a gun, wishing he would have known so he could have convinced Gray not to carry it.

"If I was there maybe I could have saved his life,” Vernon said. “I could have told him to get rid of that.”

Devonte and Akeem Brown, a pair of brothers, were with Gray right before he was shot down. The two explained that they did not know Gray was armed, and that the incident occurred so quickly that Gray did not have time to shoot back.  

"The cops, they just jumped out of the car so fast," said Devonte, 16. "They started shooting him and he went down. He was bleeding, holding his side, screaming, ‘Stop, stop!’”

Gray has had a couple of run-ins with the law before, which involved grand larceny, possession of stolen goods, and inciting a riot.

Source: Daily News

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